8. PANCREAS THREE PHASE (r/o pancreatitis, pancreatic mass, pseudocyst )

Scan Acquisition  Native  Arterial  Venous
KV / effective mAs / rotation time  120 / 200 / 0.5  120 / 200 / 0.5  120 / 200 / 0.5
Detector collimation  1.5 mm  1.5 mm  1.5 mm
Slice Thickness  3.0 mm  3.0 mm  3.0 mm
Pitch  0.75  0.75  0.75
Kernel  B30f  B30f  B30
Increment   1.5 mm  1.5 mm  1.5 mm 
Image order  Cranial to caudad. Image from 11th vertebral body through renal hila.
Oral Contrast  INPATIENTS: 250cc’s of water mixed with 7cc of Gastroview = 1 dose.
     1 Dose given orally every ½ hour for two hours prior to exam
 OUTPATIENTS: 1 bottle of Redicat taken orally two hours before exam.
     ½ bottle of Redicat given 45 minutes prior to exam.
     Last ½ of 2nd Redicat bottle given on the CT table
Intravenous Contrast  150 cc Isovue 300 at 3 cc/sec 18 – 22 ga IV needed preferably in the AC.
Scan Delay  Initial / 40 sec arterial / 75 sec venous