Specific Anatomic RegionPelvis
ApplicationR/O leak from the bladder
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection RateNone used
Contrast Volume and TypeUp to 500cc of dilute Omnipaque is placed in the bladder
Area ScannedFrom iliac crest to symphysis pubis
Scan DelayNone
Length of Spiral (time)30sec
Slice Thickness3-5mm
Table Speed/Pitch3-5mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval3-5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
  • Up to 500 ml of a dilute Omnipaque solution is dripped into the bladder under gravity through a catheter.
  • The contrast consists of 30 ml of Omnipaque-350 dripped into a 500 ml bag of saline.
  • This is ideal for detecting a leak at the anastomosis in patients with a pancreatic transplant.