Specific Anatomic RegionKidney
ApplicationEvaluation of living renal donor
AuthorCochran ST, et al.
Reference SourceAJR 1997; 168:1569-1573
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus S
Injection Rate3.5ml/sec (mean)
Contrast Volume and Type120-150ml (type not defined)
Area ScannedEntire kidneys
Scan Delay20sec
Length of Spiral (time)Approx 32sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch5 or 6mm/sec or pitch 1.7-2
Reconstruction Interval2mm
3D Technique UsedMIP
Comment: 10 minutes after contrast injection, conventional radiographs (AP, obliques) were obtained. A delayed topogram (scout view) on the CT scanner is usually enough.