These protocols are based on a 128 slice dual source Siemens CT. Some factors may need to be adjusted for a different CT.
CT - Upper Extremities
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for a longer scan range use Upper Extremity Fast (Child) protocol
|Indication||To be used for a short area of examination ie wrist, hand, fingers, elbows|
|Patient Preparation||Remove any jewelry|
|Patient Position||- head first
- affected arm above head
- immobilise with sponges and strap.
MUST be in isocentre of gantry as FOV only 150mm
Annotate with Right or Left
|Scan Area||Above and below region of interest|
|kV/ Eff mAs/
Time per Rotation
Care Dose on
|Child 100 (Adult 120)||Child 70 (Adult 120)||1.0|
|Slice Thickness||Child 0.6 (Adult 2)||Pitch||Child 0.8 (Adult 0.85)|
|Reconstructions||Child 1.5 mm (Adult 2mm) U75s Baby Extremity
0.6mm U75s Baby Extremity
0.6mm U30 Pelvis
|Post Processing||1.5x1.5mm Coronal, Sagittal, and Axial Bone MPR
1.5x1.5mm Axial ST MPR
3D VRT if required
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- Date last published: 28 January 2018
- Document type: Imaging Protocol
- Services responsible: Paediatric Radiology
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