|ACR Digital Mammography Phantom.|
Evaluate FFDM System Performance...
The CIRS Model 086, ACR Digital Mammography (DM) Phantom was designed under the sponsorship of the American College of Radiology (ACR) to test the performance of FFDM systems. Objects within the phantom simulate calcifications, ducts and tumor masses. The phantom is designed to determine if your DM system can detect small structures that are important in the early detection of breast cancer.
The critical component of the phantom is a 7 mm thick wax insert positioned within a matching cavity milled out in a polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) block. The total attenuation under the wax insert is matched with the 4.1 cm thick surrounding PMMA by the use of a 0.23 mm "compensator" placed under the wax insert. The wax insert contains targets as per map (Figure 2). Fibers are monofilament nylon, simulated calcifications or "specks" are made of spherical glass and the masses simulate 10% adipose - 90% glandular breast tissue.
CIRS Model 086 includes carry case, user guide and 48-month warranty.
For more information about the ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual, visit www.acraccreditation.org.
|Mammography Accreditation Phantom.|
Mammographic Accreditation Phantom|
Comply with FDA Performance Standard
The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992 requires that all mammography facilities in the United States be accredited by an approved body. The American College of Radiology is an MQSA approved accreditation body. To receive MQSA accreditation, each facility must submit an image of an ACR-approved phantom and, to maintain accreditation, the phantom must be imaged weekly and records of those images maintained. The ACR has approved the CIRS Model 015 for use in the ACR Mammography Accreditation Program.
The CIRS Model 015 Mammographic Accreditation Phantom was 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.
Fibers (Nylon Fiber)
1. 1.56 mm
2. 1.12 mm
3. 0.89 mm
4. 0.75 mm
5. 0.54 mm
6. 0.40 mm
Specks (AI2O3 speck)
7. 0.54 mm
8. 0.40 mm
9. 0.32 mm
10. 0.24 mm
11. 0.16 mm
12. 2.00 mm mass
13. 1.00 mm mass
14. 0.75 mm mass
15. 0.50 mm mass
16. 0.25 mm mass
Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 10.2 cm x 4.4 cm (4.25" x 4.01" x 1.73")
Phantom Weight: 2 lbs. (0.91 kg)
Materials: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
Model 015 Includes:
-4 mm acrylic contrast target
-Faxitron image of wax insert
-48 Month Warranty