Weight-based intravenous contrast injection parameters for Enhanced CT Scanning.
* for pediatrics use formulas: Dose= kg*2.0, Rate= kg*0.04 + 0.4
|What is this table used for?||The "Cross Method"|
|Proof it works.||
These CT scanning protocols for enhanced spiral scanning were
developed at the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
What is this page all about? It's for radiologists to use for CT scanning ( "cat scans" or "computed tomography"). It's like a recipe for prescribing medicine according to the patient's body weight.
It might seem a little strange that this website has a variety of health/medical topics, including body mass index, body surface area, ideal weight, breast cancer, and CT scanning protocols (here), but there is a slight common thread... that big people and small people aren't the same, but you can treat eveyone equally by making logical adjustments.