Multi Energy CT phantomGammex’s Multi Energy CT phantom has been developed to quantify iodine, patient equivalent tissues and to check the consistency of CT scanners.

One of the questions during quality checks may be whether the iodine concentration shown is the correct one. Especially between different models or even within identical scanners, there may be differences in constancy. With this phantom it is possible to classify materials such as iodine, metals and tissue equivalent materials.

Multi Energy CT phantomThe tissue equivalent rods (bars) are provided with an identification marker, which automatically recognizes and analyzes the tissue through the new rapidCHECK 2.0 software.

The inner ring of the phantom can be removed. The ACR464 phantom or Advanced qModules™ from Gammex can be placed in the phantom. This way a complete quality check can be carried out.

With an additional set of tissue rods, the same phantom serves as an AED (Advanced Electron Density) phantom and thus the CT can be calibrated for irradiation plans.

Multi Energy CT Phantom – Gammex (Maarten Peters)


Advantages Multi Energy CT phantom:

  • extensive testing of Multi Energy CT performance;
  • single-pour phantom (no superfluous loose components);
  • easily slide tissue equivalent rods into phantom;
  • quantifying different materials / tissues at different pipe stresses;
  • automatic recognition and analysis in RapidCHECK 2.0 thanks to rod-marker technology;
  • easy combination with ACR464 phantom, iqModules and AED phantom.
  • In both head (20 cm) and body (40 cm x 30 cm) 2 mg / ml iodine bar configurations, test quantification accuracy by mAs for 10 fast kVp switching Multi Energy CT scanners.

Characteristics Multi Energy CT phantom:

In-plane Dimensions:40.0 cm (15.7 in) x 30.0 cm (11.8 in)
Depth:16.5 cm (6.3 in), up to 26.5 cm (10.2 in) with extension plates
Material:Diameter of Removable Head Section:  20.0 cm (7.87 in) HE CT Solid Water®
Interchangeable Inserts:18 solid inserts plus 1 true water container, each

tagged with a CT visible rod identification code

4 Iodine Inserts with

Variable Concentrations:

4 inserts with concentrations of 2.0,

5.0, 10.0, and 15.0 mg/mL

3 Iodine Inserts with

Variable Diameters:

5.0 mg/mL concentration at

diameters of 2.0, 5.0, and 10.0 mm

3 Calcium Inserts:Calcium concentrations of 50, 100, and 300 mg/mL

 

3 Blood [iron] Inserts:Blood-mimicking material at relative electron

densities of 1.03, 1.07, and 1.10

2 Blood [iron] with Iodine Inserts:Blood-mimicking material plus iodine at 2.0 and 4.0 mg/mL
3 Tissue-Mimicking Inserts:High-Equivalency Brain, High Equivalency Adipose, High Equivalency CT Solid Water
Weight:15.5 kg (34.1 lbs)
Case:Wheeled case is included
Stand:Stand is included

Scope:

  • radiotherapy
  • radiology

Multi Energy CT phantom product page

Datasheet (Multi Energy CT phantom)

Sun Nuclear / Gammex product page

 

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