Specific Anatomic RegionLiver
ApplicationEvaluate liver for metastasis following cryosurgery or RF ablation
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)3 or 5
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)3 or 5
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch15 / 6
Oral Contrast750 cc of water
IV Contrast Volume and Type120 cc of Omnipaque 350
Injection Rate2 cc
Scan Delay (sec)50-60 sec
3D Technique UsedN/A
Patterns of enhancement as well as vascularity can help define whether the ablative therapy was successful or not.