Independently verify different beam qualities across a range of iodine concentrations and breast glandularity with this modular phantom.


Breast with Iodine & Adipose Materials
The Mammo CESM Phantom is composed of two types of step blocks.

The Breast Iodine Contrast block includes breast equivalent material with 50% glandularity, divided into 11 steps with iodine concentrations ranging from 0-10 mg/cm2 along its major axis. The Adipose-Glandular blocks feature five glandularity steps (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%) along a direction orthogonal to the iodine steps of the Breast Iodine block.

Modularity Enables Flexibility
Blocks can be arranged to represent compressed breast for small to large patients. Combine the blocks on a 2D projection to obtain rectangular areas with 55 different combinations of iodine concentration and glandularity. Without the iodine block, use the phantom as a breast density reference, with 1 cm increments up to 9 cm.

Exquisite Tissue Mimicking
High Equivalency (HE) materials are an exquisite match to Hammerstein compositions for breast materials over the entire mammographic energy spectrum.1

1 Hammerstein R., Miller D., et al; Absorbed Dose in Mammography; RADIOLOGY: 1979:130:485-491



Gain confidence in your enhanced spectral and digital mammo systems.


Entire phantom stack features 55 combinations of contrast glandularity. Shown above is an x-ray image of the entire phantom stack.

Without the iodine block, use the phantom stacks as a breast density reference. Shown above is an x-ray image of 2 stacks of 1 cm and 2 cm thickness.



Specifications

Mammo CESM Phantom

Overall Weight

1.8 kg (4 lbs)

Carrying Case Weight

1.4 kg (3 lbs)

Overall Stack Dimensions (L x W x H)

180 x 100 x 100 mm (7-1/8 x 4 x 4 in)

Hard Case

Included

Warranty

5 years

Breast-Iodine Step Block

GL/AD Step Block, 10 mm

GL/AD Step Block, 20 mm

Materials

1454 HE Breast 50/50, 1454 HE Breast 50/50 doped with 10 mg/ml Iodine (pink)

1453 HE Br. Adipose (yellow),1466 HE Glandular (purple)

1453 HE Br. Adipose (yellow),1466 HE Glandular (purple)

Quantity

1

1

4

Length x Width

180 x 100 mm

180 x 100 mm

180 x 100 mm

Thickness

10 mm

10 mm

20 mm

Step Increments

1 mm

2.5 mm

5 mm

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1 Hammerstein R., Miller D., et al; Absorbed Dose in Mammography; RADIOLOGY: 1979:130:485-491