Specific Anatomic RegionAbdominal Aorta
ApplicationSuspected aneurysm or dissection
AuthorFishman EK et al.
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-4
Injection Rate3cc/sec
Contrast Volume and Type120-150cc
Area ScannedFrom diaphragm to symphysis
Scan Delay30sec
Length of Spiral (time)35-40sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch6mm/sec or pitch of 2
Reconstruction Interval3mm
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
  • Virtual angioscopy may be helpful in these cases.
  • In older patients or in patients with decreased cardiac function we add an additional 5-10 sec delay.