Specific Anatomic RegionExtremities (Foot)
ApplicationBone detail study for 3D mapping
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourceJHU protocol
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Sensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec) 120 / 120 / 0.75
Detector Collimation (mm) .75
Slice Thickness (mm) .75
Feed / Scan (mm) 6 mm
Kernel 80
Increment (mm).5
Image Ordercr-ca
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A (routinely)
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering plus MPR in select cases.
Comment: -This is the best technique for the finest detail in imaging the wrist or ankle. It provides isotropic datasets.
- IV contrast should be used in cases of possible infection.