Multi-purpose Phantom Realization for Quality Controls of MRI System
European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 59-66
Received: Oct. 13, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 1, 2017; Published: Jun. 5, 2017
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Hatem Besbes, Medical Physics Division, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Hossam Donya, Medical Physics Division, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Menoufia University, Shebin El-Koom, Egypt
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Abstract
Searching for a multi-purpose phantoms (MTPs) is a key issue for quality control (QC) in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique. This main objective of this article is to design MTP phantom for MRI quality control/assurance of relatively low cost components. Our proposed phantom costs only around 23% out of the price of American College of Radiology (ACR) phantom. A good choice of MTP polyamide material and manufacturing procedures leads to a realization of an adequate phantom at an affordable cost, with more options and easy to maintain compared to the available ACR phantoms. A comprehensive QC is investigated on MTP for MRI system. This study also shows the various parameters to be controlled by accreditations as stated by ACR for our proposed MTP.
Keywords
Quality Control (QC), Multi-purpose Phantom (MTP), American College of Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Hatem Besbes, Hossam Donya, Multi-purpose Phantom Realization for Quality Controls of MRI System, European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 59-66. doi: 10.11648/j.ejcbs.20170303.12
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