PROVIDES STANDARD OF REFERENCE FOR MICRO-CT SCANNERS
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