Specific Anatomic RegionPancreas
ApplicationSuspected islet cell tumor
AuthorVanHoe et al.
Reference SourceAJR 1995; 165:1437-1439
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate3-4ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100-150ml of Telebrix 38%
Area ScannedArea of pancreas first defined on contrast scan
Scan Delay Arterial phase determined by test bolus injection
Length of Spiral (time)20sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5mm/sec or a pitch of 1
Reconstruction Interval2mm
3D Technique UsedNone
Comment: The arterial phase is classically best for vascular tumors like an islet cell tumor. However, these authors found both phases necessary to optimize lesion detection as some lesions were poorly seen or not seen in arterial phase.