This scatter phantom simulates in-vivo forward and backscatter characteristics of 99mTc gamma rays for the extrinsic measurement of a scintillation camera’s deadtime. The phantom produces a spectrum typical of that observed from 99mTc in the myocardium. Reference: Ralph Adams, Gerald J. Hine, and C. Duane Zimmerman, “Deadtime Measurements in Scintillation Cameras Under Scatter Conditions Simulating Quantitative Nuclear Cardiography,” The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 19 (1978), 538-544.
- Made of PMMA
- Dimensions: 150 x 200 x 200 mm
- The two holes are used to hold the radioactive sources
- Hole dimensions: Ø 17 mm x 120 mm deep
- Spaced 50 mm apart (center-to-center)
- Distance from the face of the phantom: 50 mm