Specific Anatomic RegionLumbar spine
  • Detailed spine exam (best resolution)
  • Myelographic study
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal Communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Plus4 Volume Zoom
KV / mAs / Time per Rotation (sec)140/330/1
Detector Collimation (mm)1
Slice Thickness (mm)1.25
Data Reconstruction Interval (mm)1
Table Speed (mm per rotation) / Pitch3/3
Oral ContrastN/A
IV Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Injection RateN/A
Scan Delay (sec)N/A
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
This is a good protocol to use, without having to scan with a gantry tilt. MPR with curved sagittals or 3D imaging provides all the information necessary. This is also a good post-myelogram protocol.