Specific Anatomic RegionS/C Joint
ApplicationR/O infection, osteomyelitis
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 Rate2ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100cc of Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedFrom above S/C joint to mid-chest
Scan Delay 30sec
Length of Spiral (time)30sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch3mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval2-3mm
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment: IV contrast is useful in defining the true extent of muscle inflammation as well as any retrosternal abscess extension. Jugular vein thrombosis may also be seen.