CT Dose Phantoms

Model 007A
COMPLY WITH FDA PERFORMANCE STANDARD

For all computed tomography systems, the FDA recommends measuring the CT Dose Index (CTDI). With this in mind, each section of our CIRS CT Dose Phantom can provide separate dose information. The user can also measure maximum, minimum and mid-range values of the nominal tomographic section thickness when performing dose profile measurements.

The phantom consists of a set of nesting 15 cm thick solid PMMA disks measuring 16 cm (head) and 32 cm (body) in diameter. The adult head disk is also suitable for pediatric body measurements. Our Model 007A additionally includes a third nesting disk measuring 10 cm in diameter for pediatric head measurements. Handles on the body and head are provided for ease in handling and maneuverability.

Through holes measuring 1.31 cm in diameter will accommodate standard CT probes, and acrylic rods are provided to plug the holes when not in use. The acrylic rods are machined to receive 1 mm diameter TLD rods.

The Model 007A is manufactured to comply with the FDA’s performance standard, 21 CFR 1020.33 that details measurement requirements.

Features:
  • Abdominal, Adult Head, Pediatric Head configurations
  • PMMA disks and plugs with density of 1.19 g/cc
  • 1.31 cm diameter holes sized for standard CT Dose probes
  • Nesting PMMA disks minimize storage space
  • Compatible with all CT scanners

*An optional Support Bracket, Model 007-01, can be used to suspend the CT Dose Phantoms above the imaging couch and align it along the axis of X-ray tube rotation. This enables the phantom to be used to assess CT dose in helical mode or any mode that requires the extended travel of the imaging couch or a wide beam. This set-up might be used to address the dosimetry approach described in TG111. An additional application of the support bracket is to provide a body to simulate continuous scatter radiation from the patient during helical CT for dose safety measurements inside and outside the exam room.

Data Sheet

CT Dose Phantoms: Data Sheet

References

Publication References

Comprehensive methodology for the evaluation of radiation dose in x-ray computed tomography. Report of AAPM Task Group 111: The Future of CT Dosimetry. American Association of Physicists in Medicine. 2010. View

Hubert-Tremblay V, Archambault L, Beaulieu L, Roy R. SU-FF-T-275: Octree Based Compression Method of DICOM Images for Voxel Number Reduction and Faster Monte Carlo Simulations. Medical Physics. 2005; 32(6). View

Kim S, Yoshizumi TT, Yin FF, Chetty IJ. Spiral computed tomography phase-space source model in the BEAMnrc/EGSnrc Monte Carlo system: implementation and validation. Phys Med Biol. 2013;58(8):2609-24. View

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