Note: CIRS Model 015 is also known as Nuclear Associates 18-220. CIRS is the manufacturer of this item. If you order 18-220, we will ship 015 by CIRS. The ONLY difference is the name on the product.
The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992 requires that all mammography facilities in the United States be accredited by an approved body. The American College of Radiology is an MQSA approved accreditation body. To receive MQSA accreditation, each facility must submit an image of an ACR-approved phantom and, to maintain accreditation, the phantom must be imaged weekly and records of those images maintained. The ACR has approved the CIRS Model 015 for use in the ACR Mammography Accreditation Program.
The CIRS Model 015 Mammographic Accreditation Phantom was designed to test the performance of a mammographic system by a quantitative evaluation of the system's ability to image small structures similar to those found clinically. Objects within the phantom simulate calcifications, fibrous calcifications in ducts and tumor masses.
The phantom is designed to determine if your mammographic system can detect small structures that are important in the early detection of breast cancer. Test objects within the phantom range in size from those that should be visible on any system to objects that will be difficult to see even on the best mammographic systems.
- Helps ensure optimum image quality and peak performance of the mammographic system.
- Essential for MQSA compliance
- Complies with ACR phantom specifications and QC requirements
- Fibers, specks and masses embedded in wax insert to simulate microcalcifications, fibrous structures and tumors
- Ideal for monitoring the overall performance of your mammographic imaging system, x-ray generator, film processor, and screen-film combination
- Simulates 4.2 cm compressed breast of average glandular/adipose composition
Note: The 4.4 cm-thick phantom is made of a 7mm wax block insert containing 16 sets of test objects, a 3.4 cm thick acrylic base, and a 3 mm thick cover. The phantom approximates a 4.5 cm compressed breast of average glandular/adipose composition. Included in the wax insert are aluminum oxide (Al2O3) specks that simulate microcalcifications. Six different nylon fibers simulate fibrous structures and five different size lens-shaped masses simulate tumors.
Each phantom includes a 4 mm x 1 cm diameter acrylic contrast test disk, faxitron x-ray image, and magnifying glass.