Specific Anatomic RegionSpleen
ApplicationR/O splenic infarct
AuthorUrban BA et al.
Reference SourceHelical CT of the spleen. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Apr; 170(4): 997-1003.
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate2cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type100cc Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedEntire span of spleen
Scan Delay50sec
Length of Spiral (time)20-30sec
Slice Thickness5mm
Table Speed/Pitch5mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval5mm
3D Technique UsedNone
Comment: Due to the dual blood supply of the spleen scans are not obtained early so that a 'pseudolesion' will not occur.