Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

N/A

2cm below mandible through 2cm above vertex

Arterial Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Venous Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Delayed Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Scan Comments: Iso-centering the patient within the gantry is key to image quality. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

120

Effective mAs

400

Care Dose Reference mAs

N/A

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

6-8 sec

Collimation

128 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.55

Scan Direction

Caudocranial

Comments: Iso-centering the patient within the gantry is key to image quality.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Bone

Soft Tissue

Bone

Slice Thickness

5 mm

5 mm

1 mm

1 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

5 mm

5 mm

1 mm

1 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

H30s

H60s

H30s

H60s

Window Width and Level

100/30

2500/500

100/30

2500/500

Reconstruction Comments: An open DFOV is used to include the nose and posterior skull.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

N/A

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: IV contrast is not typically necessary for this exam.