Specific Anatomic RegionBone
ApplicationSuspected metastases
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourceSpiral Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal System
(in: Spiral CT: Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications. Fishman, Jeffrey, eds. 1998)
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection RateN/A
Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Area ScannedGenerous coverage of area of suspected pathology
Scan DelayNone
Length of Spiral (time)20-40sec
Slice Thickness3-5mm
Table Speed/Pitch3-6mm (usually pitch of 1-1.6)
Reconstruction Interval2-3mm
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment: Wide window width/window center may be needed in these cases.(ww 2500 / wl 500)