101. CHEST WITHOUT CONTRAST

Abbreviated Name Chest no IV
Indications  Evaluate lung nodules
Number of scan Acquisition/series  1
Scan Acquisition  1 Noncontrast
Range  Clavicular heads through both costophrenic angles
Care Dose 4D  On
Quality Reference  110 mAs
KV / Effective mAs / Rotation time  120 / 110 / 0.5 seconds
Detector Collimation  1.5 mm
Slice Thickness   2 mm
Pitch factor  1.3
Kernel (for initial reconstruction)  B30f
Increment   2 mm
Image order  Cranial - Caudal
Oral Contrast  None
 IV contrast  None
 Injection Rate  N/A
 Scan Delay  N/A
 Reconstruction
 (Series to send to PACS)
 1. Recon 3x3 B30f mediastinum medium smooth
 2. Recon 2x2 B80f lung ultrasharp
 3. Recon 2x1 B30f mediastinum to 3D Card for coronal reconstruction
 4. MIP axial 20 mm slab every 3 mm