The Gammex 490 PET CT multi-modality phantom allows users to perform QC tests on both modalities with the same phantom. CT QC tests can be performed to check for alignment, positioning, CT number accuracy, slice thickness, high and low contrast and CT number uniformity. Inserts containing different size spheres allow for “hot” spot activity testing, and different inserts also allow for attenuation testing. The phantom is portable and made of solid water and acrylic.
Multimodality Phantom Takes PET, CT QC Tests
Nuclear imaging scan showing very good tissue delineation. It offers crisp overall image quality and sharply delineates the muscle and fat planes, vertebral margins and end plates, billiary radicals, renal calyces, aortic wall and papillary muscles of the heart. Scan performed on a Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) system from Siemens Healthineers.
In scans of a 62-yr-old man with Gleason 4+3 PCa treated with radical prostatectomy, with rising PSA level (1.32) and PSA doubling time of 3.7 months, 64CuCl2-PET/CT images revealed 2 positive small left iliac lymph nodes (A,C), whereas 18F-Choline PET/CT (B,D) was negative (arrows). Image courtesy of A Piccardo et al., Galliera Hospital, Genoa, Italy.