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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 - Shoulder

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Indications - trauma
- lesion
- osteochondroma
- osteosarcoma
Patient Position - feet first
- supine
- arms at side
- shoulders level
- strap across elbows to secure
Scan Area Start above Clavicles
Finish at base of Scapula or as per attending Radiologist
kV/Qref/mAs/
Time per Rotation
Care kV on
Care dose on Child and 
semi Adult
120 140 0.5
Detector Collimation  0.6
Slice Thickness  3mm Pitch 0.7
IV Contrast Nil
Care Bolus Nil
Scan Delay Nil
Reconstructions 3mm B30s Spine (I30s Adult)
0.75mm B30s Spine
0.75mm B70s Bone (I70s Adult)
3mm B70s Bone
Post Processing 3mm  B30s Spine Coronal and Sagittal MPR
3mm  B70s Bone Coronal and Sagittal MPR
3D VRT if required
Saphire 2 on all soft tissue reconstructions in child protocol and both bone and soft tissue in adult protocol 

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  • Date last published: 14 December 2017
  • Document type: Imaging Protocol
  • Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology

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