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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 - Pelvis

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Indication - trauma
- ? pathological fracture
- tumour
- lesion
- ? SUFE
- single hip
Patient Position - feet first
- supine
- arms raised above head
Scan Area Top of Iliac crests to the lesser trochanter of the femur or the region requested by the attending Radiologist
kV/Quality Ref mAs/
Rotation time
Care dose 4D on
Care kV on Child

Care kV semi Adult
Child 100
Adult 120
Child 150
Adult 180
Detector Collimation 0.6
Slice Thickness 3mm  Pitch  0.8
IV Contrast Nil
Care Bolus Nil
Scan Delay Nil
Reconstructions 3mm I31f Pelvis
3mm I70f Bone
0.75 I31f Pelvis
0.75 I71f Bone
Post Processing 3mm Coronal ST and Bone MPR
3mm Sagittal ST and Bone MPR if required
Child Saphire 2 on all Pelvis Reconstructions
Adult Saphire 2 on all Reconstructions
3D if requested

If metal in situ, consider using DE Hips Mono Protocol

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  • Date last published: 05 October 2017
  • Document type: Imaging Protocol
  • Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology

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