The American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology guidelines for the screening of asymptomatic women have made over 50 million women candidates for mammography. In light of the staggering numbers involved, it's critically important that simple but reliable methods be developed to assess system performance and assure consistent production of diagnostically useful images.
CIRS Phototimer Consistency Testing Slabs are designed for precise assessment of AEC system performance in accordance with American College of Radiology and MQSA recommendations. Unlike acrylic, these testing slabs are manufactured with very tight thickness tolerances and more accurately simulate real breast tissue over the range of energies used in mammography. BR-12 (47% glandular / 53% adipose) is most commonly used.
Assess AEC system performance
Comply with ACR & MQSA recommendations
Available in multiple configurations
Mammography Phototimer Consistency Testing Slabs
Optional Glandularities: Any combination ranging from pure glandular to pure adipose are available on request.
Optional Thicknesses Available: 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 cm can be manufactured upon customer's request.
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Materials are formulated to maximize simulation properties at 20 keV for the mammographic
range, 80 keV for the diagnostic range and 0.5 MeV and above for the therapeutic range.