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Vanderbilt thoracic aorta

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Mazer, Murray, B.Eng. Vanderbilt University Medical Center USA

Vanderbilt

Thoracic Aorta Evaluation


Description
Clinical AreaThorax
AnatomyAorta
ExamCardThoracic Aorta
InstitutionVanderbilt University Medical Center
Publication DateSep 1, 2005
ScannerBrilliance 40 Channel Version: Brilliance Version 1.2
Thoracic Aorta
Scan 1Injection Protocol
Scan 2Scan


Injection Protocol
Power InjectorYes
RouteIV
Size of Angiocath20g or Larger
Amount of Contrast100ml
Concentration of Contrast320/350
Contrast Injection Rate5cc/second
Delay(s) to ScanVariable based on BPU
TipsROI at transverse arch; 150 HU threshold in BPU

Scan
Scan ModeHelical
ResolutionStandard
Collimation32 x 1.25
Thickness1.5
Increment.75
Pitch.6
Rotation Time.5
kV120
mAs250
Matrix512
FilterB - Standard
Window/Level350/150
CoverageThoracic Inlet to L2
Additonal Reconstructions3 x 3 Axial Slab MIP 1.5 by .75
Planar Generated Data SetsCoronal, Sagittal and "Candycane" projections at 10 mm thickness and 2 mm increments
Images to PACS"Thin Slices" to Workstation and EOD 3 X 3 axials, Derived Coronal, Sagittal and "Candycane" to PACS and Workstation


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