Brachytherapy QA Phantom

Model 045A
Part of a Complete Solution as Described by AAPM TG128
  • Designed for use with biplane transrectal ultrasound probes
  • Ensure over ten years of reliable use through reinspection and repair services

Includes best in industry four-year warranty

A robust quality assurance prostate brachytherapy QA program is essential to ensure accurate image-guidance and dosimetry calculations. The CIRS Model 045A, offers a complete solution for implementing a QA program specific to transrectal ultrasound used for guidance of prostate brachytherapy, as recommended by AAPM Task Group 1281.

The phantom is made of CIRS’ proprietary Zerdine®2 hydrogel polymer, which has been formulated to provide tissue mimicking properties including compatibility with harmonic imaging. To maximize phantom lifetime, this gel is contained in a rugged ABS plastic housing with a Saran-based laminate membrane.

CIRS Ultrasound QA phantoms come standard with a robust housing, rugged carry case, 48-month warranty and user’s guide

Consistency Measurements with Model 045A
  • Depth of Penetration
  • Axial and Lateral Resolution
  • Distance Measurement Accuracy
  • Area Measurements
  • Volume Measurements
  • Geometric Consistency with the treatment- planning computer

(1) Pfeiffer, Douglas, et al. AAPM Task Group 128: Quality assurance tests for prostate brachytherapy ultrasound systems. Med. Phys., vol. 35 (12), pgs. 5471-5489, December 2008.

(2) US Patent #5196343


Data Sheet

Brachytherapy QA Phantom: Data Sheet


Publication References

Pfeiffer D, Sutlief S, Feng W, Pierce HM, Kofler J. AAPM Task Group 128: Quality assurance tests for prostate brachytherapy ultrasound systems. Medical Physics. 2008; 35(12). View

Dhanesar, Sandeep K., Tze Y. Lim, Weiliang Du, Teresa L. Bruno, Steven J. Frank, and Rajat J. Kudchadker. “Evaluation of the MIM Symphony Treatment Planning System for Low-dose-rate- Prostate Brachytherapy.” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. N.p., 7 Apr. 2015. Web. View

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