Lung apices through the diaphragm to include both adrenal glands
Scan Comments: A flash spiral mode can be used to improve scan speed and limit breathing artifact if the patient is short of breath. If IV contrast is warranted, venous phase imaging is routinely performed using a scan delay based on the patient’s age, weight, and body habitus. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.
Care kV (ref. kV 120)
Care Dose Reference mAs
Average Acquisition Time
192 x 0.6mm
Comments:CareDose is used to reduce patient dose.
Window Width and Level
|Reconstruction Comments: Additionally, a high resolution 0.75 mm x 0.5 mm reconstruction is performed using a Bl57 algorithm and a window width and level of 1600/-500. Coronal and sagittal image reconstructions are also performed.|
Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary, however, if warranted we use the above protocol.