Specific Anatomic RegionRenal Arteries
ApplicationRenal artery stenosis evaluation
AuthorBeregi JP et al.
Reference SourceAJR 1996; 167:495-501
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus-S
Injection Rate4ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type120ml of nonionic 300mg I/ml
Area ScannedArea of renal aa first defined on noncontrast scans. This area only is scanned.
Scan DelayDetermined by test dose
Length of Spiral (time)20sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch3mm/sec
Reconstruction Interval1mm
3D Technique UsedSSD and MIP
Comment: The authors reported excellent results but for the "main" renal aa as this protocol covers but 6cm. This protocol took about 25 minutes per patient according to the authors.