Specific Anatomic RegionColon
ApplicationSuspected diverticulitis
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type110-120cc of Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedFrom diaphragm to symphysis
Scan Delay 50sec
Length of Spiral (time)32-40sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch8mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
Comment: A focused exam of the colon requires P.O. contrast 90-120 minutes before the study. If necessary rectal contrast may be given.