Specific Anatomic RegionAbdominal aorta
ApplicationPre-operative AAA evaluation
AuthorElliot K. Fishman, MD
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSensation 16
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time (sec)120 kV/ 225 eff. mAs / 0.5 sec
Detector Collimation (mm) 0.75 mm / 1.5 mm
Slice Thickness (mm)0.75 mm / 2 mm
Feed / Rotation (mm)12.0 / 24 mm/sec
KernelB30f medium smooth
Increment (mm).75 x .5 or 2 x 1 5mm x 5mm (filming)
Image Ordercraniocaudal
Oral Contrast1000 cc water
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc Visipaque 320 or Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate3.0-3.5 cc/sec
Scan Delay (sec)30 sec
3D Technique UsedVRT & MIP
Comment: -This study is a good protocol for pre-operative evaluation for stent placement or for surgical planning. Mapping with 3D is critical.