Specific Anatomic RegionBladder
ApplicationTCC staging
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100ml of Omnipaque-350
Area ScannedFrom mid-symphysis pubis to diaphragm (caudocranially)
Scan Delay50sec
Length of Spiral (time)40sec
Slice Thickness3-5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5-8mm/sec or a pitch of 1.6
Reconstruction Interval3-5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
Comment: For better definition of the bladder air can be placed in the bladder via a Foley catheter. Another technique would be to infuse dilute contrast into the bladder similar to doing a CT cystogram.