Specific Anatomic RegionKidney
ApplicationR/O renal or ureteral calculus
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection RateNo contrast used
Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Area ScannedFrom midportion T-12 to midportion of symphysis
Scan DelayNone
Length of Spiral (time)Up to 40sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch6mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval3mm
3D Technique UsedNone usually
Comment: Reformatting of data into oblique planes may better define the location of a stone in difficult cases. I prefer 3mm sections for this application.