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These protocols are based on a 128 slice dual source Siemens CT. Some factors may need to be adjusted for a different CT.

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CT - Chest Abdomen and Pelvis (CAP) Flash

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If query Renal trauma:
Hand injection of 1/3rd contrast 10-15 minutes prior to scan - then 2/3rd contrast for scan 
Indications - trauma
- tumour
- infection
- congenital anomaly
- oncology
- Unable to breath hold
Patient Preparation - nil by mouth 4 hours prior to scan
- oral contrast loscan as per oral contrast protocol and radiologist request.
Patient Position - feet first
- supine
- arms raised above head resting on a pillow
Scan Area - Start at the apices of the lungs
- Finish at the symphysis pubis
kV/Quality Ref mAs/
Time per Rotation
Care kV Semi Child
and on Adult
Care dose 4D on
Child 100
Adult 120
Child 180
Adult 140
Detector Collimation 0.6mm
Slice Thickness 3mm Pitch Child 2.5
Adult 3
IV Contrast 2mL/kg 300 concentration. Maximum dose 100mL. 2-3mL/sec Medrad
Care Bolus Nil
Scan Delay 55s
Alter time to 30s if arterial phase is required
Reconstructions 3mm B31f  Abdomen (I41f Abdomen Adult)
0.75  B31f  Abdomen
3mm B70f  Baby Lung (B75f Lung Adult)
0.75 B70f  Baby Lung
0.75 B70f  Bone for trauma (B70f Bone Adult)
3mm B70f  Baby Lung
Post Processing

3x3mm B31f Abdomen     Coronal CAP MPR
3x3mm B50f Baby Lung   Coronal Lung MPR
3x3mm B31f Abdomen     Sagittal CAP MPR
Saphire 2 on abdomen reconstructions 

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  • Date last published: 09 January 2018
  • Document type: Imaging Protocol
  • Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology

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