CIRS Doppler Test Fluids are reliable, stable and non-hazardous fluids formulated to mimic the acoustic and physical
properties of human blood. They are intended to be used in conjunction with ultrasound Doppler Flow phantoms and
pumping systems used to evaluate the system performance of a Doppler imaging system. Two formulations are available,
the ATS 707-DTF and the 069-DTF. Both come in a one-gallon container.
The 069-DTF formulation is based on published standards, and is the better match to the acoustic properties of blood
(see table 1). The ATS 707-DTF is optimized for use with the ATS 700-D Doppler Flow Digital Pumping System. Both are
fully degassed prior to packaging to minimize noise from air bubbles. Both fluids are tested for speed of sound, attenuation,
density and viscosity using test equipment traceable to NIST.
Model 046 Specifications
||Human Blood (37°C)
||Blood Mimicking Fluid
|Viscosity (mPa s)
||4.5 ± 0.5
|Velocity (m s -1)
||1570 ± 30
|Attenuation (dB cm-1 MHz)
|Backscatter (f4 m-1 sr--1)
"Validation of a New Blood-Mimicking Fluid for Use in Doppler Flow Test Objects", K. Rammnarine, et. al., Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, Vol. 24. No. 3, pp.454.
1.8 Liter Bottle
CIRS has evaluated this fluid and does not believe it poses a hazard at the quantities and concentrations provided. Although this product has been evaluated and found to be safe if used as intended, it is always best to avoid repeated or prolonged skin contact with materials not intended for use on the skin.
This product contains 0.57 mg/l phenolic compounds and is safe to discharge to the sanitary sewer system in most instances. If in doubt, check with your local water treatment plant. Alternatively, the product may be solidified with vermiculite or other suitable material and then placed in the trash.
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