MicroMouse Phantom and MicroCT Kit

Model 090 & 092

Micro-CT systems deliver precise, accurate and high-resolution measurements. The field of view of these systems requires appropriately scaled QA phantoms. The CIRS Model 090, MicroMouseTM , provides tools for quantifying calcium and bone density with respect to X-ray attenuation and absorption properties. Hydroxyapatite (HA), the principal constituent of teeth and bones within mammals, is the most appropriate reference for mineral density evaluations. CIRS blends HA in a soft-tissue equivalent, polymer background to provide references which can range in HA loading between 0 mg/cc and 750 mg/cc. Hydroxyapatite grain size and homogeneity of the rods are optimized for use in Micro-CT.

The MicroMouse Phantom contains 11 rods of varying mineral loading and dimension. It can be used to evaluate Micro- CT scanners as you would standard whole body scanners. The targets are suitable for determining contrast detectability and estimating low-contrast resolution. In the MicroMouse Phantom, the rods are embedded in muscle equivalent epoxy material that is of the size and shape of a small rodent.

The Micro-CT rods are available to purchase separately as the Model 092 kit.

  • 25 mg/cc – 750 mg/cc HA targets
  • Lung and Muscle
  • Optimal for Micro-CT

Data Sheet

MicroMouse Phantom and MicroCT Kit: Data Sheet


Publication References

Anderson-Evans, Colin David. “Estimating Effective Dose from Phantom Dose Measurements in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedures and Comparison of MOSFET and TLD Detectors in a Small Animal Dosimetry Setting.” Thesis. Thesis / Dissertation ETD, 2011. Print. View

Kobayashi CA, Leite AL, Peres-buzalaf C, et al. Bone response to fluoride exposure is influenced by genetics. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(12):e114343. View

Ren L, Ghani MU, Wu D, et al. The impact of spectral filtration on image quality in micro-CT system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016;17(1):5714. View

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