Specific Anatomic RegionAbdomen and Pelvis
ApplicationAcute abdomen or suspected abscess
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)120/165/.5
Detector Collimation (mm)2.5
Slice Thickness (mm)5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch12.5/5
Oral Contrast750-1000 cc of 3% Hypaque over 45 minutes
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2 cc
Scan Delay (sec)50-60 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
Rectal contrast can be used in select cases.