Mammography

Gammex - Mammography QA Solutions


The Gold Standard in Breast Health


When the US mandated mammography QA requirements, medical physicists, the ACR and the FDA worked with Gammex to complete the design known today as the 156 Phantom™. This tradition continues today with a range of innovative options for your needs.


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Complete List of Mammography Products

Mammo 156™ Phantom

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The Gold Standard QA solution for breast health measures and monitors mammography systems' signal to noise, resolution and image quality. Required standard for image quality evaluation. ACR-accredited, and backed by Gammex’s thirty-plus years of servicing the mammography QA industry. Simulates radiographic characteristics of 4.2 cm compressed breast tissue. The phantom mimics breast tissue. It provides a framework for constant improvement in early detection and mortality reduction. Included are a QC certification and user guide. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Mammo FFDM Phantom

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Evaluate artifacts over the entire detector with a single image. Measures and monitors FFDM systems' signal to noise, resolution and image quality. Simulates radiographic characteristics of compressed breast tissue. Eliminates backscatter and provides quick detection of objects from 0.14 to 1.0 mm. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Modular DBT Phantom with Image Quality Module

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Configuration includes the Image Quality module. Test 3D Tomosynthesis and 2D Mammography system performance. Routine and Daily QC. Flexible design ensures efficiency. Easily move test objects closer to or further from the beam. Includes 6 modules standard. Add modules as protocols develop. Hammerstein breast elemental composition. Uniform modules of Breast and Breast-Glandular tissue mimicking materials are optional. A wheeled case is included. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Digital Breast Compression QC Device


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Measure compression force of standard and prone mammography systems with the digital compression scale.  Select units of force displayed in either lbs or kgs.  Portable and battery operated, the scale includes a compressible foam block for flat and curved paddles.  Product includes a 1-year warranty.

Mammo CESM™ Phantom

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The Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) Phantom is modular, composed of two types of step blocks: a Breast with Iodine contrast block, and Adipose-Glandular density blocks. Its modularity allows combinations of blocks to be arranged to represent the compressed breast for small to large patients.  This lets users benchmark iodine mapping for a wide array of clinically relevant cases and independently verify them over time.  Product includes a hard case and a 5-year warranty.

Mammo 156 Stereo™ Phantom

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Maintain stereotactic biopsy system quality and compliance. Comply with MQSA (FDA) and ACR requirements. ACR-accredited, and backed by Gammex’s thirty-plus years of servicing the mammography QA industry. The phantom mimics compressed breast tissue. Imbedded objects mimic breast diseases, micro-calcifications, fibrous structures and tumor masses. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Phantom

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Become proficient and confidant in mammography needle insertion. Includes multiple radiopaque lesions and skin-like resistance. Easily compressible in a biopsy instrument. Solid gel lesions for core biopsies and liquid dye lesions for fine needle aspiration.

Ultrasound Breast Biopsy Phantom

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Become proficient in ultrasound-guided biopsy. Dynamically locate lesions. Practice identification, aspiration and biopsy procedures. Scan the breast biopsy phantom using typical clinical system settings while watching needle insertion on the ultrasound display.

Routine Digital Mammography QC Kit


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Ensure your digital mammography images contain complete, detailed information for the delivered dose. Combine proven, high quality phantoms and tools with reproducible quality control techniques to detect changes and subtle degradation in image quality. Perform the following tests: ACR Image quality, Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) reproducibility, Timer accuracy, Half value layer, Focal spot size, Beam/Collimator/Light Field alignment, Artifact ID, and Compression. Includes custom case and 5-year warranty.

Mammographic Aluminum Stepwedge

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Aluminum Stepwedge, 9 steps. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Soft Case for Breast Compression Test Device

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Custom Case for Breast Compression Test Device. This product includes a 1-year warranty.

Case for FFDM Phantom

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Custom case for Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) Phantom. This product includes a 1-year warranty.

Case for Phantoms

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Case for phantoms, soft-sided with foam insert. This product includes a 1-year warranty.

Density Control Function (DCF) Test Tool

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Mammographic Density Control Function Test Tool enables a quick and accurate assessment of a film-screen mammography unit’s Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) accuracy. Records up to eleven exposures on one piece of film. Saves time and film cost. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Mammographic Phototimer Consistency Tools, Acrylic

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These easy-to-use tools are designed to test Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) performance. Test tools include seven pieces of acrylic (PMMA) material in varying thicknesses. ACR approved. Model 159A. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Mammographic Phototimer Consistency Tools, BR-12

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These easy-to-use tools are designed to test Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) performance. Test tools include seven pieces of tissue equivalent breast material. BR-12 breast equivalence is 50% glandular, 50% adipose composition. ACR approved. Model 159A-BR. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Ultra-High Purity Half Value Layer Al Set Mammo, 115H

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Ultra-thin and ultra-high purity aluminum sheets are ideal for HVL measurements for mammographic and fluoroscopic systems. This set complies with the MQSA, and includes six sheets, 10 x 10 x 0.1 cm 99.99% pure aluminum and a storage case. This product includes a 5-year warranty.

Signal Difference to Noise Ratio (SDNR) Set


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The Signal Difference-to-Noise Ratio (SDNR) Set is used to make the measurements from which the SNR can be calculated for long term reproducibility.
This set is made of 99% pure 1100 aluminum alloy. Set contains 8 sheets that are 0.2 mm thick. This product includes a 1-year warranty.