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Chest CT

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Patient Preparation:
NPO if the patient is to have IV contrast.

Contrast:
IV contrast, at a dose of 2cc/kg, should be used if the mediastinum needs to be clearly visualized.

Technique:
10 mm thick contiguous axial slices from the thoracid inlet to the base of the diaphragm.

Views to Take:
Soft tissue and bone windows should be filmed.

References:
See References Chapter.

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