Specific Anatomic RegionShoulder
ApplicationTrauma to shoulder joint (includes scapula and humerus)
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/300/1.5 or 120 / 200 / .5
Detector Collimation (mm)1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25 or 3
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch4/4 or 6 / 6
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
This is a very impressive protocol (1.25 mm slice thickness). I have found that 3 mm thick sections reconstructed by 1 or 2 mm is also satisfactory.