Question:

What work is typically included in a CT of the abdomen? Pelvis?

Answer:

A CT of the abdomen includes transaxial images from just above the dome of the diaphragm to the upper margin of the sacroiliac joints with 5 mm or less slice thickness. A CT of the pelvis extends from the iliac crest through just below the ischial tuberosities with 5 mm or less slice thickness. Source: ACRSPR Practice Parameter for the Performance of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Abdomen and Computed Tomography (CT) of the Pelvis.

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