Revision History



Important: All items in bold in the Technique Parameters and Anatomic Coverage sections below are required to successfully achieve accreditation. CTDIvol information is required for each study. Either include a screen save of the dose with the images, or enter the dose as displayed by the scanner in the Clinical Test Image Data Sheet.


Adult Abdomen

Technique Parameters

Required Series

IV Contrast Enhanced. Should be timed to portal venous phase.

Reconstructed Slice Width

≤ 5 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Standard or soft tissues, or appropriate body kernel

Oral Contrast

Oral contrast material must be present with barium or neutral (water) contrast agents

CTDIvol

Reference value: 25 mGy; Pass/Fail criteria: 30 mGy (CTDIvol guidance is based on a single series or uniphasic exam for a standard size patient)

Anatomical Coverage

Coverage

Diaphragm to iliac crest to include the entire liver; May include pelvis 

Adult Liver Study

Technique Parameters

Required Series    

Non-contrast and IV contrast enhanced study to include arterial and portal venous phase series

Reconstructed Slice Width

≤ 3 mm 

Reconstruction Algorithm

Standard or soft tissue (or appropriate body kernel) 

Oral Contrast    

Not required

CTDIvol    

There are no reference values for this examination

Anatomical Coverage

Coverage

Entire liver must be covered

Adult Renal Study

(This is not for renal stone evaluation or follow-up)

Technique Parameters

Required Series

Non-contrast and IV contrast enhanced

Reconstructed Slice Width

≤ 3 mm through the kidneys; the slice width should be the same in all series

Reconstruction Algorithm

Standard or soft tissue (or appropriate body kernel)

Oral Contrast

Not required

CTDIvol

There are no reference values for this examination

Anatomical Coverage

Coverage

Must encompass the entire length of both kidneys

Adult Pancreas Study

Technique Parameters

Required Series

Non-contrast and IV contrast enhanced

Reconstructed Slice Width

≤ 3 mm

Reconstruction Algorithm

Standard or soft tissue (or appropriate body kernel)

Oral Contrast

Oral contrast material must be present with barium or neutral (water) contrast agents 

CTDIvol

There are no reference values for this examination

Anatomical Coverage

Coverage

Must include entire pancreas



Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes

3-6-2020
Adult Abdomen, Adult Pancreas
Added (water) to neutral contrast agents
6-17-2020Adult Renal StudyRemoved Reconstructed Spacing field




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