Specific Anatomic RegionAppendix, Cecum
ApplicationR/O appendicitis
AuthorRao PM, et al.
Reference SourceRadiology 1997; 202:139-144
Scanner UsedGE HiSpeed Advantage
Injection RateNo IV contrast used
Contrast Volume and Type750ml oral contrast; 300-1000ml rectal contrast
Area Scanned15cm area centered 3cm above the tip of the cecum on the scout view.
Scan Delay None 30min delay between oral contrast and CT scan
Length of Spiral (time)30sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5mm/sec or a pitch of 1
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
Comment: This is truly a focused appendiceal exam.