Specific Anatomic RegionPulmonary Artery
ApplicationSuspected pulmonary embolism
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection Rate3 ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type120ml of Omnipaque 350
Area ScannedLevel above aortic arch through lung bases
Scan Delay25 sec
Length of Spiral (time)30-35 sec
Slice Thickness3 mm
Table Speed/Pitch5 mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval2 mm
3D Technique UsedVolume Rendering
Comment: We will scan from the lung bases upward to take advantage of better patient cooperation with breathholding in this critical region.