Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationEvaluate pancreatitis
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourceSpiral CT of the Pancreas (in: Spiral CT: Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications. Fishman, Jeffrey, eds. 1998)
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2-3ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100-120cc Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedFrom diaphragm to iliac crest
Scan Delay 40sec
Length of Spiral (time)30-40sec
Slice Thickness3-5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5-8mm/sec or 1.6 pitch
Reconstruction Interval3-5mm
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
Comment: When 3D is needed a collimation of 3mm is used.