C.8.15.3.4.1 Spiral Pitch Factor

The formula for Spiral Pitch Factor (0018,9311) in terms of Table Feed per Rotation (0018,9310) and Total Collimation Width (0018,9307) is:

Spiral Pitch Factor = (Table Feed per Rotation (mm))/(Total Collimation Width (mm))

An example calculation of Spiral Pitch Factor (0018,9311) for a single slice spiral acquisition of an image with a Total Collimation Width of 2.5mm and a Table Feed per Rotation of 10mm is:

Spiral Pitch Factor = (10 mm)/(2.5 mm) = 4.0

An example calculation of Spiral Pitch Factor (0018,9311) for a multiple slice spiral acquisition having a Total Collimation Width of 20mm and a Table Feed per Rotation of 10mm is:

Spiral Pitch Factor = (10 mm)/(20 mm) = 0.5