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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|Patient Position||- head first
- patient supine
- arms extended by side
- head as straight as possible
Separate head scan - head in head rest as head protocol
|Scan Area||1 - Scan from vertex of the skull to cover whole body including
2 - Head Foramen Magnum to vertex of skull.
Time per Rotation
Body Care kV off
Care dose 4D off
Head Care kV on
Care dose 4D on
|Slice Thickness||Body 3mm
|Reconstructions||Whole Body - 3mm B30f medium smooth baby abdomen (to
0.75mm B30f medium smooth baby abdomen
1mm B70f very sharp bone (to pacs)
0.75mm B70f very sharp bone
Note: as small a FOV as possible to include whole body when reconstructing whole body.
Thorax for ribs - 1mm B70f very sharp bone (to pacs)
Head - 4mm H37s medium smooth base orbita
0.75 H37s medium smooth base orbita
1mm H70h bone (to pacs)
0.75mm H70h bone
|Post Processing||Whole Body- 3mm coronal and sagittal B30f medium smooth baby
Whole Spine - 1mm sagittal B70f very sharp bone
Head-4mm axial,coronal and sagittal H37s medium smooth base orbita
1mm coronal and sagittal H70s bone
3D imaging of head and full body.
Consult with reporting Radiologist re extra reconstructions or imaging.
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- Date last published: 10 July 2017
- Document type: Imaging Protocol
- Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology
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