Phantom Calibration Devices
Our Phantoms are specially designed to allow verification of the correct MRI scanner configuration of each MRI Centre for our services. In addition, we created the T1CMR Phantom, which provides correct T1 and ECV mapping standardisation and quality assurance of MRI scanners.
The FerriScan® Phantom consists of a sealed pack of vials containing a range of standardised concentrations of manganese chloride (MnCl2) solution. It was designed to replicate the range of liver iron loading seen in clinical practice.
The FerriScan® Phantom Pack is used as part of the setup process for FerriScan® to ensure standardisation and accuracy of setup of the FerriScan® protocol.
A FerriScan® Phantom Pack must be scanned by every MRI scanner during initial setup to ensure the correct sequence has been used and images are acquired correctly. For more information or to place an order please get in touch.
R2*/T2* Phantom (Only for clinical trial use)
The R2*/T2* Phantom was designed for correct verification of scanner configuration for our Cardiac T2* and Spleen T2* service.
Cardiac iron-loading can be assessed by MRI of cardiac T2* (cardiac T2* is globally recognised as the gold standard in the assessment of cardiac iron load via T2* measurement). As part of the clinical trial setup, it is requested that sites initially scan a Cardiac T2* Phantom and submit the data to Resonance Health to verify the parameter settings and image quality.
The R2*/T2* Phantom provides correct verification of scanner configuration for our Spleen R2*/T2* service. This service is for investigational use only as regulatory clearance has not been applied for, and results are to be interpreted in the context of a clinical study. As part of service setup, it is requested that sites initially scan a R2*/T2* Phantom using the Spleen R2*/T2* imaging protocol and submit the data to Resonance Health to verify the parameter settings and image quality before subject scanning commences.
If you are interested in purchasing R2*/T2* Phantom, please get in touch.
What is T1MES?
The T1 Mapping and ECV Standardisation Program (“T1MES”) was developed to explore T1 mapping quality assurance on 1.5 and 3T magnets across numerous CMR centres worldwide. This program progressed with the development and regulatory approval of a T1CMR phantom.
The T1CMR Phantom was originally designed by a team of experts including cardiologists, physicists, engineers and national metrology institutes, led by Prof James C Moon (University College London) and Dr Peter Gatehouse (Imperial College London). As part of this study, Resonance Health manufactured an initial batch of ~70 phantoms in 2015 for distribution to CMR centres worldwide engaged in the cardiovascular magnetic resonance program. Resonance Health is the sole manufacturer of these phantoms.
Why use a T1CMR Phantom?
- Provides useful reassurance to centres that T1 values are unchanged for any technical reason over long periods of application;
- Enables some correction to be applied in case a sudden shift in technique is exposed by its regular scanning;
- Permits systematic inter-sequence and inter-manufacturer analyses, aiming ultimately towards corrections to a ‘standard’.
Interested in purchasing a T1CMR Phantom? Please use our registration form below.
How can we help you?
For more information or to place an order please get in touch.