|KV / effective mAs / rotation time||120 / 200 / 0.5|
|Detector collimation||1.5 mm|
|Slice Thickness||3.0 mm|
|Image order|| Cranial to caudad. Image from above diaphragm to greater trochanters.
|Oral Contrast|| INPATIENTS: 250cc’s of water mixed with 7cc of Gastroview = 1 dose.
1 Dose given orally every hour for two hours prior to exam
OUTPATIENTS: 1 bottle of Redicat taken orally two hours before exam.
1 bottle of Redicat given 45 minutes prior to exam.
Last of 2nd Redicat bottle given on the CT table.
|Intravenous Contrast|| 100 cc Isovue 300 at 3 cc/sec.
18 – 22ga IV needed preferably in the AC.
|Rectal contrast|| Water soluble rectal contrast before topogram.
Mix 1/3 bottle of Gastroview with 1500 cc water.
Tampon placed by patient.
|Scan Delay||75 seconds|
|Reconstruction|| Oral contrast on table.
Second recon lung kernel.