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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 - 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
- supine
- 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
Detector Collimation 0.6
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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