Specific Anatomic RegionHeart
ApplicationCoronary angiogram
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec)120 kV / 550 eff mAs / 0.42 sec
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.75
Slice Thickness (mm)1.0
Feed / Rotation (mm)3.4
KernelB30f medium smooth
Increment (mm)1.0 mm x 6.0 mm
Image Ordercraniocaudal
Oral ContrastNone
IV Contrast Volume and Type100 cc Visipaque 320
Injection Rate4.0 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)22-26 sec
3D Technique UsedVRT / MIP / MPR
Comment: - With 16 slice MDCT you will need beta blockers to get heart rate to 60-68 bpm. We also will reconstruct multiple segments (up to 10) in order to do cardiac function studies.