Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

Inspiration

Cranio-cervical junction to the T1 vertebra

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: IV contrast can be useful to evaluate swelling or abscess. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

Care kV (ref. kV 120)

Effective mAs

CareDose

Quality Reference mAs

193

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec

Average Acquisition Time

4-5 sec

Collimation

192 x 0.6mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments:CareDose is successful in eliminating increased image noise in the shoulder region, specifically C6 and C7.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Bone

Thin Data

Thin Data

Slice Thickness

2 mm

2 mm

 0.75 mm

0.75 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

2 mm

2 mm

 0.5 mm

0.5 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Br64 (3)

Br36 (3)

Br59 (3)

Window Width and Level

350/40

2500/500

350/40

2500/500

Reconstruction Comments: 

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Coronal

Sagittal

Spine Multi

Slice Thickness

2 mm

2 mm

2 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

2 mm

2 mm

2 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br64 (3)

Br64 (3)

Br64 (3)

Window Width and Level

2500/500

2500/500

2500/500

Reconstruction Comments: 

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non-ionic

Contrast Volume

100 mL

Saline Flush

N/A

Injection Rate

2-3 mL/sec.

Oral Contrast

N/A

Contrast Volume

N/A

Comments: IV contrast is not routinely necessary, however, if warranted, we use the above protocol.