The Phantom for Intraoral Radiography Assessment, Testing & Evaluation (PIRATE) is a standard of reference for diagnostic radiology of the jaw.

Ideal Tool for Intraoral Imaging

The phantom is designed to assist technical and clinical staff in the selection, monitoring, training and verification of scanning parameters common to intraoral radiological imaging procedures and other common dental procedures.

The PIRATE Phantom consists of maxilla, mandible and holding device. It can be mounted to included tripod with ballhead fitting for flexibility in positioning. The maxilla and mandible are hinged to allow a dental technician to place a bitewing film or other intraoral devices with a holder and image the phantom.

Tissue Equivalent Technology

The phantom is constructed of proprietary tissue-equivalent materials that mimic reference tissues within 1% by linear attenuation for the dental x-ray and other dental imaging procedures.

The PIRATE Phantom approximates the average male human jaw in both size and structure. The phantom features detailed 3D anthropomorphic anatomy including bone, sinus, maxilla, mandible, mandibular nerve and teeth. The bones contain both cortical and trabecular separation. The teeth include distinct dentine, enamel, root canal and crown. One tooth includes a fracture and a second includes a cavity.

Capabilities and Applications:
  • Commission intraoral x-ray devices
  • Learn how to properly position for optimal images
  • Test reconstruction techniques and algorithms for implant planning and maxillofacial reconstruction
  • Train and evaluate personnel during implementation of new equipment and techniques
  • Validate consistency of image quality

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Tooth with Cavity

Tooth with Fracture


Device Specifications

Approximate dimensions

17.5 cm x 12.0 cm x 14.0 cm

(6.9” x 4.7” x 5.5”)

Approximate weight

2.7 kg (6 lbs)

Phantom materials

Epoxy Resin