Specific Anatomic RegionPelvis
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type120ml
Area ScannedFrom just beneath symphysis till mid-kidney
Scan Delay40 sec (70sec if better venous opacification is needed)
Length of Spiral (time)30sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5-8mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
1. Ultrasound is the primary modality for imaging PID.
2. CT is often used when ultrasound is indeterminate or in cases of CT evaluation of RLQ or LLQ pain.