Specific Anatomic RegionPelvis
ApplicationEvaluate ovarian mass/cancer
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type110-120cc Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedDiagphram through symphysis pubis
Scan Delay50sec
Length of Spiral (time)30-40sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch8mm/sec or pitch of 1.6
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedN/A
  • Additional scans through the pelvis at 3-5 minutes post injection allow adequate bladder opacification
  • Rectal contrast may be helpful for defining spread of tumor in the pelvis.
  • We are now trying dual phase (arterial/venous) imaging for staging ovarian cancer as well as to look for recurrence.