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Physical Phantoms for Experimental Radiation Dosimetry

ByDavid E. Hintenlang, William E. Moloney, James Winslow

Physical phantoms are generally designed and fabricated for the purposes of performing either image quality or radiation dosimetry studies. A wide variety of physical phantoms have been developed for both imaging and radiation dosimetry studies, and for many of these phantoms the primary application is quality assurance (QA) of medical devices. The speci c anatomical properties of the human subjects are not required, and therefore not integrated into the phantom. This applies to phantoms designed to quantify both image quality and/or radiation doses.