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Neuroradiology 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.

Neuro CT Protocols Overview

 

Routine Helical Brain

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

CTA Head

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CTA Brain – BL, Sep 2020

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

CTV Head

CTV Head Summary

Sinus Limited

High Level Summary_FHS

Sinus Complete

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Sinus Complete – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Temporal Bone

High Level Summary_FHS

Facial Bone

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

Orbits

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT Orbits – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Mandible

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

Routine Neck

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

Neck 4D Parathyroid

High Level Summary_FHS

CTA Neck

CTA Carotid Summary

CTA Carotid – Lilly, October 2018

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

CTA Carotid – BL, Sep 2020

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

CTA Head and Neck

CTA Head_Neck Summary

CTA Head_Neck – Lilly

CTA Head_Neck GH

CTA Head_Neck – 222

CTA Head_Neck – Union

CTA Head_Neck – SR

CTA Head_Neck – Lakewood

CTA Head_Neck – BL, Sep 2020

C-Spine

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT C-Spine – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

T-Spine

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT T-Spine – BL

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

L-Spine

High Level Summary_FHS

64 Toshiba_Gig Harbor

64 Sensation_Puyallup

64 GE_Tacoma

16 Sensation_Olympia

CT L-Spine – BL, Sep 2020

16 GE_Lakewood

16 Emotion_Sunrise

Routine Pediatric Brain

Routine Pediatric Brain – BL

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