These protocols are based on a 128 slice dual source Siemens CT. Some factors may need to be adjusted for a different CT.
CT - Abdomen
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|If query Renal trauma:
Hand injection of 1/3rd contrast 10-15 minutes prior to CT
then 2/3rd contrast for CT scan
- congenital anomaly
|Patient Preparation||- nil by mouth 4 hours prior to scan
- oral contrast loscan as per oral contrast protocol.
|Patient Position||- feet first
- arms raised above head resting on a pillow
|Scan Area||- Start at the anterior aspect of the diaphragm
- Finish at the symphysis pubis
- Trauma patient include the whole ishial spine
Care kV on
Care dose 4D on
|IV Contrast||2mL/kg 300 concentration. Maximum dose 100mL . Rate 2-3mL/sec Medrad|
|Reconstructions||3mm I30f Baby Abdomen
0.75mm I30f Baby Abdomen
0.75mm B70f Lung
3mm B70f Lung
3mm B70f Bone for trauma
|Post Processing||3x3mm I30f Baby Abdomen Coronal
3x3mm I30f Baby Abdomen Sagittal MPR
Saphire 2 on all I30f Baby Abdomen reconstructions
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- Date last published: 30 November 2017
- Document type: Imaging Protocol
- Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology
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