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May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting1 Ultrasound Phantoms: Designs, Configurations and Applications Heather L. Miller CIRS, Inc. Norfolk, VA.

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1 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting1 Ultrasound Phantoms: Designs, Configurations and Applications Heather L. Miller CIRS, Inc. Norfolk, VA

2 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting2 What is an ultrasound phantom? Any structure that contains one or more materials that simulate a body of tissue in its interaction with ultrasound and is used to mimic ultrasonic interactions in the human body.

3 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting3 Phantom Construction Tissue Mimicking Material (TMM) Targets Housings

4 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting4 Tissue Mimicking Materials Agar Zerdine TM Urethanes Other epoxies liquids natural materials

5 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting5 Acoustic Properties Speed of Sound Attenuation Coefficient Backscatter Coefficient/Relative Contrast Elasticity Thermal Properties

6 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting6

7 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting7 Wires

8 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting8 Various Masses

9 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting9 Housings Serve to protect the TMM Thin films –Saran –Polyurethane Rigid Containers –ABS –PVC –Acrylic

10 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting10 Phantom Quality Target Position –CMM machining –Ultrasonic techniques Acoustic Properties –Acoustic testing on individual batches Visual Inspection

11 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting11 Applications Training Demonstration Quality Assurance Research & Development

12 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting12 Training Phantoms Biopsy Cryosurgery Brachytherapy HIFU IVUS 3D

13 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting13 Breast Biopsy

14 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting14 Demonstrations –3D Systems Mainly fetal ultrasound –Brachytherapy Systems Demonstrate needle and seed visualization –Other Sales demonstrations

15 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting15 3D U/S Phantom

16 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting16 Demonstrations –3D Systems Mainly fetal ultrasound –Brachytherapy Systems Demonstrate needle and seed visualization –Other Sales demonstrations

17 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting17 Brachytherapy

18 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting18 QA/QC Equipment Selection Acceptance Testing Consistency checks Accreditation Programs –ACR –AIUM –ICAVL

19 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting19

20 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting20 R& D Uses Product Development FDA Approval Process Basic Scientific Research

21 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting21 Manufacturers ATS Labs, Bridgeport, CT –www.atslabs.com CIRS, Norfolk VA –www.cirsinc.com Gammex RMI, Madison WI –www.gammex.com

22 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting22 Future Developments Increased durability Increased longevity Keep pace with developments of ultrasound machines –Thin Film phantom targets –Smaller resolution point targets

23 May 12, 2003ACMP Annual Meeting23 In Summary Phantoms contain various TMM Phantoms come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes Phantoms are utilized for a variety of purposes such as training, QA, and demonstrations Phantoms are useful tools


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