Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Arterial Phase

N/AN/A

N/A

N/A

Venous Phase

Yes

90 sec.

Inspiration

Kidneys only

Delayed Phase

Yes

4 min.

Inspiration

Kidneys only

Scan Comments: Scan ranges are limited to a specific area of interest to avoid unnecessary patient dose. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

Care kV (ref. kV 120)

Effective mAs

CareDose

Quality Reference mAs

147

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec.

Average Acquisition Time

3-4 sec.

Collimation

192 x 0.6 mm

Pitch Value

0.6

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal
Comments: CareDose is used to reduce patient dose. 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Thin Data

Lung

Coronal

Slice Thickness

 3 mm

0.75 mm

3 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3 mm

0.5 mm

3 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Br36 (3)

Bl57 (3)

Br40 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

410/10

1600/-500

410/10

Reconstruction Comments: 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Sagittal

Slice Thickness

3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

Reconstruction Comments: 

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non-ionic

Contrast Volume

120 mL

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

4-5 mL/sec.

Oral Contrast

H2O

Contrast Volume

1000 mL

Comments: The injection is performed using a fixed delay of 90 seconds to fully opacify the renal veins.