Specific Anatomic RegionNeck
ApplicationCarotid artery evaluation
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourceJHU protocol
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Sensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec) 120 / 160 / 0.5
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.75
Slice Thickness (mm) 0.75
Feed / Rotation (mm) 12.0
Kernel B30f
Increment (mm)0.5
Image Ordercr-ca
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3-4 cc/ sec
Scan Delay (sec)15 sec
3D Technique UsedVRT w/ selected MIPs. Use InSpace carotid presets.
-Film at 3mm increments at 3mm slice thickness.
- Use VRT with both high transparency as well as high opacity.