Technology | October 18, 2007

Phantom Permits Noise Testing, Simulates Disease States

The Gammex Neonatal Chest Phantom is the first of a new class of phantoms and objective system performance tools for use in computed radiography and digital radiographic systems.

Because neonatal chest radiography is a technically challenging procedure with profound radiation dose implications, the Gammex Neonatal Chest Phantom is designed to simulate the disease states of pneumothorax and hyaline membrane, while permitting system resolution and noise testing. Used in conjunction with the System Performance Test Tool that will quantifiably measure resolution nose and detector efficiency, this reportedly easy to use, compact system addresses important quality control needs in computed radiography and digital radiography.

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