Table 2

Recommendations for IV Contrast Administration

ParameterRecommendation
Iodine concentrationIodinated contrast agent as per institutional standards
Flow rate4–6 ml/s
VolumeAs per institutional standard for routine coronary cardiac CT, commonly 50–100 cc
IV-accessAntecubital vein
TimingBolus tracking to allow for peak contrast in the ascending aorta (may vary with scanning system used)