Mammography Research Set

Model 012A

The CIRS mammography research set includes tissue equivalent phantoms 4, 5 and 6 cm thick. Each phantom contains identical embedded details (see map 011A). The glandular content of each phantom is 50%, 30%, and 20% respectively. Also included are phototimer compensation plates enabling a range of thickness from 0.5 cm to 7 cm with a glandular content of 30%, 50% and 70%.

CIRS resin material mimics the photon attenuation coefficients of a range of breast tissues. Average elemental com- position of the human breast being mimicked is based in the individual elemental composition of adipose and glandular tissue reported by Hammerstein. Attenuation coefficients are calculated by using the “mixture rule” and the Photon Mass Attenuation and Energy Absorption Coefficient Table of J.H. Hubbell.

One compensation plate contains embedded details for evaluation of image quality. A heavy duty foam lined carrying case is included.

  • Enable evaluation of image quality under varying degrees of thickness and glandularity
  • Provides accurate reliable test for radiation dose
  • Ensures consistent production of diagnostically useful images

Data Sheet

Mammography Research Set: Data Sheet


Publication References

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Kuzmiak CM, Pisano ED, Cole EB, et al. Comparison of full-field digital mammography to screen-film mammography with respect to contrast and spatial resolution in tissue equivalent breast phantoms. Medical Physics. 2005; 32(10). View

Hammerstein R, Miller D, White D, et al. Absorbed Dose in Mammography. Radiology. 130:485-491. View

Hubbell JH. Photon Mass Attenuation and Energy-Absorption Coefficients from 1 keV to 20 MeV. International Journal Applied Radiation Isotopes. 1982; 33:1269-1290. View

Kim, Ye-seul, Hye-Suk Park, Hee-Joung Kim, Young-Wook Choi, and Jae-Gu Choi. “An Experimental Study of the Scatter Correction by Using a Beam-stop-array Algorithm with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.”SpringerLink. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 06 Jan. 2015. Web. 03 May 2016. View

Choi, S., Y.S. Kim, and S. Choi. “Evaluation of Effective Detective Quantum Efficiency considering Breast Thickness and Glandularity in Prototype Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System.” Proc. SPIE 10132, Medical Imaging 2017: Physics of Medical Imaging, 101324A, 2017. Web. View

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