Specific Anatomic RegionAbdomen
AuthorShuman WP
Reference SourceRadiology 1997; 205:297-306
Scanner UsedNot defined
Injection Rate2-4ml/sec
Contrast Volume and Type130-180ml of a 60-75% reconstruction of non-ionic contrast
Area ScannedInferior lungs to inferior edge of ischia
Scan Delay70-90sec
Length of Spiral (time)As needed (~ 40sec)
Slice Thickness5-8mm
Table Speed/PitchPitch of 1-2
Reconstruction Interval5-8mm
3D Technique UsedNone
  • This is a general exam. Focused exams may require arterial or delayed phase imaging.
  • 3D reconstruction may be needed depending on the extent of trauma.