Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationStage pancreatic mass
AuthorRaptopoulos V et al.
Reference SourceAJR 1997; 168:971-977
Scanner UsedGE HiSpeed Advantage
Injection Rate3.5ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type130cc of Isovue-300
Area ScannedPancreas and liver on single-phase study only
Scan Delay 20sec for arterial phase / 60sec for venous phase
Length of Spiral (time)25sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch4.5mm/sec or a pitch of 1.5
Reconstruction Interval1.3mm
3D Technique UsedMIP and shaded surface
Comment: The key is that in order to do good 3D maps quality data is needed. The 3mm collimation with data reconstructed at 1.3mm intervals is the key to this protocol.