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Imaging Phantoms: Conventional X-ray Imaging Applications

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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

An imaging phantom is a specially designed physical object that is scanned or imaged in medical imaging to evaluate, analyze, and optimize the performance of various imaging modalities. These phantoms are readily available and provide more consistent results than the use of a living subject or cadaver; their use also serves to avoid subjecting a human subject to unnecessary radiation exposure.

Keywords

National Electric Manufacturer Association National Electric Manufacturer Association Radiochromic Film Quality Control Tool National Electric Manufacturer Association 
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Acknowledgments

We thank the manufacturers and suppliers of the phantoms and test tools described in this chapter for providing us with the necessary information regarding their products.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Imaging and University of Malaya Research Imaging CentreUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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