Fibers, specks and masses embedded in wax insert to simulate microcalcifications, fibrous structures and tumors
Simulates 4.2 cm compressed breast of average glandular/adipose composition
Country of Origin: United States of America
Designed to test the performance of a mammographic system by a quantitative evaluation of the system's ability to image small structures similar to those found clinically. Objects within the phantom simulate calcifications, fibrous calcifications in ducts, and tumor masses. The Phantom is designed to determine if your mammographic system can detect small structures that are important in the early detection of breast cancer. Test objects within the phantom range in size from those that should be visible on any system to objects that will be difficult to see even on the best mammographic systems.
The 4.4 cm thick Mammographic Phantom is made of a 7 mm wax block insert containing 16 sets of test objects, a 3.4 cm (approx. 1-3/8") thick acrylic base, and a 3 mm (1/8") thick cover. All of this together approximates a 4.2 cm compressed breast of average glandular /adipose composition. Included in the wax insert are aluminum oxide (Al2O3) specks to simulate micro-calcifications. Six different size nylon fibers simulate fibrous structures and five different size lens shaped masses simulate tumors.
Phantom includes a 4 mm acrylic contrast target, Magnifier, Faxitron image of wax insert, and User's guide. Ships in small storage box.
Dimensions: 4.25" x 4.01" x 1.73"
48 month warranty
Tomosynthesis provides 3D-reconstructed images of the breast and presents new challenges in QA-QC that are very specific to this approach and which the model 015 doesn't address. Until there is on the market a phantom specifically designed to address breast-tomosynthesis, this Model 015 is still useful in assessing image quality acquired by tomosynthesis.
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