These protocols are based on a 128 slice dual source Siemens CT. Some factors may need to be adjusted for a different CT.
CT - Hip Spica
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If metal in situ, considering using DE Hip Spica Monoenergetic Protocol
|Indication||- post osteotomy
- after MUA
- Arthrogram to check hip position
|Patient Position||- feet first
- pillows under head and body
- strap across pelvis and knees
A caregiver is able to stay and help secure patient from movement. On larger patients it is advisable to have a trial run of the patient through the scanner to check width of hip spica in relation to the gantry width.
|Scan Area||Start above the acetabulum
Finish below the lesser trochanter of the femur
|kV/ Quality ref
Time per Rotation
Care dose 4D on
Care kV off
|Reconstructions||0.6mm B70f Bone
0.6mm B30f Pelvis
|Post Processing||4mm Coronal Bone MPR
4mm Axial Bone MPR
4mm Axial ST MPR
Saphire2 on Pelvis Reconstruction
3D Hips if requested
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- Date last published: 05 October 2017
- Document type: Imaging Protocol
- Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology
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