Manufacturer and Model-Specific CT Protocols Available

The AAPM, through its Working Group on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols, has published a set of scan protocols for frequently performed CT examinations which summarizes the basic requirements of the exams and offer several model-specific examples of scan and reconstruction parameters.

The working group is composed of academic and consulting medical physicists who specialize in CT imaging along with representatives from CT equipment manufacturers and the American College of Radiology, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The members of the working group consider these protocols reasonable and task-appropriate, and the settings representative of typical clinical values, even though they may not always match default protocols.

The protocols represent a sampling of currently available scanner models and are not intended to provide comprehensive information for all available scanner models. Visit http://www.aapm.org/pubs/CTProtocols/ for more information.