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World J Radiol. Jul 28, 2014; 6(7): 409-416
Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i7.409
Table 1 Parameters used for computed tomography imaging of abdominal fat: Multislice computed tomography
Scan positionUmbilicus. Scan around the level of L4 to avoid the kidney and/or the ilium in view. Take 3-5 slices in comparative scans after weight reduction
Tube voltage120 kVp
Tube currentPreferred AEC. SD 8-10
Slice thickness5-10 mm
FOVInclude whole circumference of the abdominal without deficiency
Respiratory phaseLate expiration
Reconstruction conditionsDisplaying conditions common for plain CT scan of the abdomen