Mouse Phantoms - Provides standard of reference for Micro-CT scanners
Micro-CT systems deliver precise, accurate and high-resolution measurements. The field of view of these systems requires appropriately scaled QA phantoms. The CIRS Model 090 MicroMouseTM and Model 091 Water-Filled Mouse Phantoms provide tools for quantifying calcium and bone density with respect to X-ray attenuation and absorption properties. Hydroxyapatite (HA), the principal constituent of teeth and bones within mammals, is the most appropriate reference for mineral density evaluations. CIRS blends HA in a soft-tissue equivalent, polymer background to provide references which can range in HA loading between 0 mg/cc and 750 mg/cc. Hydroxyapatite grain size and homogeneity of the rods are optimized for use in Micro-CT.
Both the solid MicroMouse Phantom and the Water-Filled Mouse phantom contain 11 rods of varying mineral loading and dimension. They can be used to evaluate Micro-CT scanners as you would standard whole body scanners. The targets are suitable for determining contrast detectability and estimating low-contrast resolution.
In the MicroMouse Phantom the rods are embedded in soft tissue equivalent epoxy material that is of the size and shape of a small rodent.
The Water-Filled Mouse Phantom contains the 11 rods in a water-tight, polycarbonate housing which is very durable and resistant to many chemicals. The Model 091 housing can easily be filled with a variety of liquids to vary the contrast between the rods and the surrounding liquid.
The 11 Micro-CT rods used in Model 090 and 091 are also available to purchase separately as the Model 092, along with other length, diameter, and HA loading options. Send email for more details.
25 mg/cc - 750 mg/cc HA targets
Lung, Muscle and Adipose
Optimal for Micro-CT
Solid or Liquid Filled