Acquisition Phase

Phase Included

Scan Delay

Respiration Phase

Anatomical Coverage

Non Contrast

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Arterial Phase

Yes

Bolus triggered

Inspiration

Diaphragm through iliac crest

Venous Phase

Yes

60 sec.

Inspiration

Diaphragm through iliac crest

Delayed Phase

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Scan Comments: All scans are performed using the ALARA principle. 3D post-processing is performed with this protocol.

 

Technical Parameters

Parameters

kVp

Care kV (ref. kV 120)

Effective mAs

CareDose

Quality Reference mAs

200

Time (Rotation)

0.5 sec.

Average Acquisition Time

5-7 sec.

Collimation

128 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

Thin Data

Pancreas Mag

Slice Thickness

 3 mm

0.75 mm

 0.75 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

 3 mm

0.5 mm

 0.5 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br40 (3)

Br36 (3)

Br36

Br40 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

410/10

410/10

410/10

Reconstruction Comments: Coned down reconstructions are performed specifically over the pancreas.

 

Reconstruction Parameters

Pancreas Mag

Lung

Coronal

Sagittal

Slice Thickness

0.75 mm

3 mm

3 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Spacing

0.5 mm

3 mm

3 mm

3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Br36 (3)

Bl57 (3)

Br40 (3)

Br40 (3)

Window Width and Level

410/10

1600/-500

410/10

410/10

Reconstruction Comments: Coned down reconstructions are performed specifically over the pancreas.

 

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: Bolus tracking is performed off the abdominal aorta using a 230 HU trigger setting. Adequate distention of the stomach with H2O is key to successfully visualizing the pancreatic head.