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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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Do not use XCARE for orbital scans.
Saphire 2 on all reconstructions.

Indication - trauma
- proptosis
- cellulitis
- infection
- ? tumour
- foreign body
Patient Preparation 4 hours nil by mouth
Patient Position Head first, supine, in head rest with OML perpendicular. Patient needs to close their eyes while being scanned
Scan Area - Start at the hard palate
- Finish superior to the frontal sinuses.

May require the head to be scanned as well. In this case use the adult head protocol to include the orbits and reformat the orbits separately - d/w Radiologist.
kV/Quality ref mAs/
Time per Rotation
Care dose 4D on
Care kV on semi
120 80 1s
Detector Collimation 0.6mm
Slice Thickness 3mm Pitch 0.8
IV Contrast As required by Radiologist - 1ml/kg 300 concentration, hand injection
Scan Delay 2-5 minutes
Reconstructions 3mm      J70h Bone
3mm      J30s Base Orbita
0.75mm H70h Bone
0.75mm H30s Base Orbita
Post Processing 3x3mm J70h + J30s Coronal and Sagittal Oblique MPR

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  • Date last published: 12 December 2017
  • Document type: Imaging Protocol
  • Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology

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