AAPM CT Performance Phantom

AAPM CT Performance Phantom


Meets guidelines in AAPM Report #1 “Performance Evaluation and Quality Assurance of CT Scanners”

The Model 610 AAPM CT Performance Phantom offers the user a single test object that measures ten distinct CT performance parameters. The phantom design is based on the guidelines presented in Report #1 of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Force on CT Scanner Phantoms.  The goals of report #1 were to “(1) define ‘performance’ of a CT scanner and (2) describe methods of performance testing through utilization of particular phantoms.”

A CT number linearity insert, high contrast resolution insert and slice width insert are housed in an 8.5 “ diameter PMMA water tank with quick disconnect valves for ease of filling and draining between use.  Also included is a 0.25” bone equivalent ring that can be fit over the inserts to evaluate the effects of beam hardening.

A contrast test object is adhered to the bottom of the tank that includes two rows of cavities from 1 to 0.125” diameter.  The cavities can be filled with various solutions for contrast evaluation.   An aluminum alignment insert is incorporated in the lid of the tank and can be interchanged with a polystyrene TLD insert for dose measurements. A user’s manual, holding cradle, filling tubes and other accessories are included.

   

 

 

Measurement Capability:

  • Noise
  • Sensitivity / Detectability
  • Mechanical Alignment
  • Beam Hardening
  • Slice Thickness
  • Size Independence
  • Radiation Dose
  • Spatial Uniformity
  • HU Linearity
  • Spatial Resolution and line spread function

 

Specifications
Overall Dimensions 21.6 cm X 39.4 cm  (8.5" OD x 15.5" L)
Weight 7.8 kg  (17.25 lb)
Materials PMMA cast - 21.6 OD 20.3 cm ID x 32.4 L (8.5" OD x 12.75" L) with removable lid
Model 610 Includes     610-01-02 - Contrast Test Object
610-01-05 - Alignment pin
610-02 - CT Number Linearity Insert
610-03 - Resolution insert
610-04 - Slice Thickness Insert
610-05 - Bone Ring
User Guide
48 Month Warranty
Optional Accessories     610-06 - Low Contrast Insert
610-07 - Whole Body Resolution & Noise Ring
610-08 - TLD Insert
610-10 - Low Contrast Insert - Spherical Targets
9504 - Custom Carry Case for Model 610

 

Downloads AAPM CT Performance Phantom Brochure: Download PDF (774 kB)
Full Tissue Simulation & Phantom Catalog: Download PDF (36.04 MB)