MicroMouse Phantom & MicroCT Kit
Model 090 & 092

MicroMouse Phantom & MicroCT Kit - Model 090 & 092 - Products - CIRS

Provides standard of reference for Micro-CT scanners

Micro-CT systems deliver precise, accurate and highresolution 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 MicroCT 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 soft tissue 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, diameters 2mm-16mm

  • Lung and Muscle 

  • Optimal for Micro-CT