Specific Anatomic RegionChest
ApplicationStage lung cancer
AuthorFishman EK
Reference Sourcepersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100-120cc of Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedApex of lung through adrenal glands
Scan Delay 40-50sec
Length of Spiral (time)25-35sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch8mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone usually needed
  • Thinner sections (2-3mm) can be used for more detailed airway anatomy.
  • The standard algorithm works best in these cases.
  • 3D reconstructions or MPR will require thin section imaging.