Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationStage lymphoma
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourceRadioGraphics 1991; 11(4): 647-669
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100cc of Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedApex of lung through bases
Scan Delay 40sec
Length of Spiral (time)25-35sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch8mm/sec or a pitch of 1.6
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone usually needed
Comment: Scans may begin in the neck using a 5x5x5 protocol (5mm collimation, 5mm/sec table speed, and 5mm interscan reconstruction) if desired.