Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

Yes

N/A

Inspiration

Clavicle through the entire scapula

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 may be useful if a soft tissue mass or abscess is being evaluated. All scans are performed using the ALARA principle.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

Care kV (ref. kV 120)

Effective mAs

CareDose

Quality Reference mAs

125

Time (Rotation)

1.0 sec.

Average Acquisition Time

5-7 sec.

Collimation

128 x 0.6 mm

Pitch Value

0.8

Scan Direction

Craniocaudal

Comments: CareDose is used to both limit patient exposure and provide consistent image quality and noise levels.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Soft Tissue

Bone

Thin Data

Thin Data

Slice Thickness

 3 mm

3 mm

 0.75 mm

0.75 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3 mm

3 mm

 0.5 mm

0.5 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Br59 (3)

Br40 (3)

Br59 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

1776/176

410/10

1776/176

Reconstruction Comments: 3D VRT reconstructions are also performed.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Coronal

Sagittal

Coronal

Sagittal

Slice Thickness

 3 mm

3 mm

 3 mm

 3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3 mm

3 mm

 3 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Br40 (3)

Br59 (3)

Br59 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

410/10

1776/176

1776/176

Reconstruction Comments: 3D VRT reconstructions are also performed.

 

Contrast Parameters

Parameters

Contrast Type

Non-ionic

Contrast Volume

120 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.