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Musculoskeletal CT Protocols

These protocols have been developed in accordance with Washington State Department of Health requirements and are specific to each specified CT scanner. CT procedures and protocol review require consultation/collaboration with a medical physicist and the lead interpreting CT physician, or lead CT technologist. The review is to ensure protocols and procedures are “correct with the intended dose and image quality.”

In accordance with the ALARA principle, TRA Medical Imaging policies and protocols promote the utilization of radiation dose reduction techniques for all CT examinations. For scanner/protocol combinations that allow for the use of automated exposure control and/or iterative reconstruction algorithms while maintaining diagnostic image quality, those techniques can be employed when appropriate. For examinations that require manual or fixed mA/kV settings as a result of individual patient or scanner/protocol specific factors, technologists are empowered and encouraged to adjust mA, kV or other scan parameters based on patient size (including such variables as height, weight, body mass index and/or lateral width) with the goals of reducing radiation dose and maintaining diagnostic image quality.

MSK CT Protocols Overview

 

 

Ankle

High Level Summary

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64 Sensation_Puyallup

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CT Ankle – BL, Sep 2020

16 GE_Lakewood

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Foot

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Foot – BL, Sep 202016 Sensation_Bonney Lake

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Shoulder

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Shoulder – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Knee

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Knee – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Sacroiliac

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

16 Sensation_Bonney Lake

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Bone Hip

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

16 Sensation_Bonney Lake

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Bone Pelvis

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

16 Sensation_Bonney lake

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Elbow

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

16 Sensation_Bonney Lake

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Hand and Wrist

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Hand & Wrist – BL, Sep 2020

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

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