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2 QUALITY Tissue Benefits Mimicking of s RMI recognized RMI as the ultrasound standard phantoms for quality are performance the ultrasound labs ofand hospitals, manufacturers. clinics Sophisticated and ultrasound technology equipment in the Tissue requirements Mimicking of all (TM) current phantoms qualitymeets assurance Our phantoms recommendations. use features which offer provide convenient, an objective easy to baseline and monitor needed the to overall detect performance minor changes imaging equipment. You can use the of settings for phantom imaging as you would same for patients RMI in any prides clinical itself situation. products with reproducible results. on high quality Superior attenuation, quality, echogenicity, uniformity, speed accurate and freedom from artifacts make of our sound toms the best instrument for assuring phan- integrity of your ultrasound systems. Image the quality performance indicators characteristics measure the that systems diagnostic value of the ultrasound affect image. the DESIGN The based RMI on design sound scientific for ultrasound principle. phantoms Targets is in specific each phantom sonographic are requirements, spaced to meet developed using recommendations by and the are American Medicine (AIUM), Institute the of Ultrasound National Council in Radiation Protection (NCRP), and the on American Medicine (AAPM). Association These of Physicists designs increase operator while decreasing convenience costs. and testing reliability TISSUE MIMICKING GEL The tissue heart mimicking of the RMI material. phantom Tissue the icking material has the same attenuation mim- and with speed uniform of scatter sound as distribution human soft that tissue a smooth image texture. The tissue-like yields attenuation mimicking phantoms and echogenicity allows the of ultrasound systems using actual clinical testing of settings. ation consistent TM phantoms with soft provide tissue over attenu- range of transducer frequencies and system a wide configurations. provide accurate These ultrasound characteristics for better image quality tests measurements sound scanning systems. of all ultra- LE PHANTOM SERIES Our new ultrasound Tissue Mimicking engineers (TM) have gel developed which a provides than conventional a smoother TM background gels (see scan texture below). This gel reduces the backscatter image that and is fully inherent compatible in conventional with the TM latest gels Tissue Harmonics equipment and in technology. series has a composite In addition, film the scanning LE phantom surface properties that so has more improved of the ultrasonic transmission can be transmitted and received. beam

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4 B-Mode Image Quality Indicators Depth of Penetration Image Uniformity The information point at disappears which usable or tissue mum depth of penetration maxi- reached, can be defined simply is as phantom. how far Equipment one can see sensitivity into the and echo noise signal determines which can the be detected deepest and clearly displayed. Axial Resolution Ultrasound various image systems artifacts can and produce uniformities which in some cases non- mask Common variations non-uniformities in tissue texture. horizontal bands the image are caused of transitions by inadequate between handling vertical bands indicating focal inactive zones or damaged transducer elements. Distance Accuracy 1 mm 2.0 mm 1.0 mm Axial scanner s resolution ability describes to detect and the clearly objects display that lie on closely the beam s spaced Using pin targets of decreasedaxis. vertical axial resolution spacing, is the determined system s locating the two resolvable pins by with the smallest separation. 0.5 mm 0.25 mm Vertical measurement and horizontal errors can distance go unnoticed on clinical images. easily Distance indicator accuracy is determined as a quality comparing the measured by between selected pin targets distance phantom with the known distance. in the 2 Call our Ultrasound Experts: ( ) RMI

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