Specific Anatomic RegionFoot
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection RateNone
Contrast Volume and TypeNone
Area ScannedFrom anterior to talus through mid-calcaneus and past talocalcaneal joint
Scan Delay None
Length of Spiral (time)Up to 30sec
Slice Thickness2mm
Table Speed/Pitch2-3mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval1mm
3D Technique UsedNone
1. It is important to reconstruct the data with the high-resolution bone filter.
2. Multiplanar reconstructions may be helpful in these cases.
3. Patient is positioned with knees flexed and feet flat on the scanner table. A second set of scans may be obtained in the plane parallel to the foot.