Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationSolitary pulmonary nodule evaluation
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection RateSee note in Comment
Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Area ScannedSeveral mm above and below nodule
Scan Delay None
Length of Spiral (time)Usually 10sec
Slice Thickness2-3mm
Table Speed/Pitch2-3mm/sec or a pitch of 1
Reconstruction Interval1mm
3D Technique UsedNone usually needed
Comment: The study looks for the presence of fat or calcification within a lesion in order to declare it benign. Recent work with enhancement of nodules may prove valuable in the future. Standard algorithm is used without edge enhancement.