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Mammography Equipment for Quality Assurance

Medical Digital Advanced Imaging  >  Mammography Equipment for Quality Assurance
Automatic Densitometer RMI 380

Automatic Densitometer RMI 380


The RMI 380 is a quick, efficient automatic strip-reading densitometer that will simplify the way you've been monitoring your x-ray film processor. The automatic Densitometer RMI 380 is accurate, easy-to-use auto-reading instrument. In less than a minute, it can read and calculate a complete set of control strip data. With the push of a button the densitometer lets you view or print the measurements taken. With an Epson serial printer, the RMI can generate a D-log E Curve for the 21 steps with control parameter measurements included. The RMI 380 measures both blue sensitive and green sensitive x-ray film. A special fixed guide makes it easy to read cine film. Control strips exposed by the RMI 2-334 or RMI 383 sensitometers can be measured with the RMI 380.



Table Top Densitometer RMI 2-301

Table Top Densitometer RMI 2-301


The RMI 2-301 table top densitometer allows for quick and easy density measurements on any standard size film on a full lighted surface. It includes an LED display, push button zeroing, and density comparison capability.
An optional RS-232 cable output for data transfer to most PC's and serial printers is availiable.








Dual-Colour Sensitometer RMI 383

Dual-Colour Sensitometer RMI 383


The RMI 383 Dual Colour Senitometer provides superior sensitometric performance for x-ray processor quality assurance. The unique internal calibration monitoring circuit helps assure higher accuracy and stability of the light scource. Each sensitometer is calibrated for commonly used blue and green sensitive films.







Radiographic Aluminium Stepwedge RMI 117

Radiographic Aluminium Stepwedge RMI 117


Radiographic Aluminium Stepwedge is constructed from homogenous, high quality pure aluminium, designed to provide incremental exposures to x-ray film by increased aluminium thickness in each step. The RMI 117 provides a useful means of comparing the characteristic curve of various film/screen combinations, mAs reciprocity, and if done very carefully, sensitometry.







High Contrast Resolution Test Tools RMI 141 and RMI 141H

High Contrast Resolution Test Tools RMI 141 and RMI 141H


One important measure of your fluoroscopy system is its high contrast resolution. This test can access the resolving power of your system and can be accomplished easily with GAMMEX RMI test tools. RMI 141 and RMI 141H consists of 8 patterns of copper wire mesh in a pie shape. Each is lablled with lead numbers for easy visualization. RMI 141 is used for standard radiographic systems with resolutions between 16 and 60 mesh.
RMI 141 H is used for systems with high resolution such as those used in cardiology suites, where resolution is between 60 and 150 mesh.



Collimator and Beam Alignment Test Tools RMI 161B & RMI 162A

Collimator and Beam Alignment Test Tools RMI 161B & RMI 162A


The Collimator Test Tool RMI 161B is designed to evaluate the collimator light field and x-ray field congruence according to the Centre of Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Specifications. The RMI 161B is constructed of brass so that the centimetre etchings on its surface can give a direct ruled dimension on the radiograph with a normal x-ray exposure. The collimator test tool is calibrated to show misalignments within 0.5cm.
The Beam Alignment Test Tool RMI 162A provides a simple test of the x-ray beams alignment. When used with the Collimator Test Tool, X-ray beam misalignments of 1% or 2% can be visualized without the need for measuring or calculating. The test instrument is constructed of a plastic cylinder 6.3'' high with two steel balls, one at each end. The steel balls are located directly above one another so that, when level and everthing is in alignment, they will be superimposed on the radiograph. A bubble level is included in so that accurate tests can be performed with ease.



Half Value Attenuator Set RMI 115H

Half Value Attenuator Set RMI 115H


High purity aluminium (greater than 99.9%) has proven to provide more accurate measures of half value layer in mammography than aluminium alloys. In response to this, GAMMEX RMI provides a set of five 10 x 10 x 0.1 mm sheets of aluminium. These sheets are encased in a plastic storage case for maintaining their flatness and ease of transportation. Use the RMI 115H for accurate mammographic HVL measurements and when performing MQSA compliance testing.





Mammographic QC Kit RMI 182B

Mammographic QC Kit RMI 182B


Every mammographic system deteriorates with time, gradually producing less accurate images. Without the use of specific quality control techniques, even the experienced professional may not detect the slow and subtle degradation of the image quality. Quality Control provides the necessary assurance that your images contain all the information possible for the delivered dose.
GAMMEX RMI's Mammographic Quality Control Kit RMI128B is used at every type of mammography facility, from small clinics to large medical centres. Each kit is complete and will provide you with the tools to perform the following tests: Image quality, film/screen contact, kVp accuracy,aAutomatic exposure control reproduceability, timer accuracy, half value layer, focal spot size, output reproductibility and linearity.



''Rachel'' Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI 169

''Rachel'' Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI 169


The ''Rachel'' Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI 169 provides an image with the detail and contrast of an actual mammogram. The phantom may be used for evaluation of the effects of variable conditions encountered in mammography. These include differences between machines, varying exposure parameters, processing conditions, and film/screen combination. The phantom consist of three parts ; the base BR-12 (breast equivelent) material, the high resolution film layer, and the outer case. The base material is moulded BR-12, formed to provide the variations in thickness, which result in differences in radiographic optical density. The film layer is a mercury-intensified x-ray film of an actual mammogram that has been digitally processed. This film, when aligned with the base, produces a fine detailed structure in the image. The outer case provides protection and allows for consistent positioning in the x-ray field. The lip on the edge of the outer case fits against the compression paddle and the table edge to give consistent and realistic positioning.



Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI 165

Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI 165


Moulded from Gamex RMI tissue equivalent to breast material, the Anthropomorphic Breast Phantom RMI provides an image the size and shape of a 5cm compressed breast. The special design provides low, medium and high detail resolution components for a precise, life-like breast image. The RMI 165 tests mammographic systems under near clinical conditions and has the same attenuation characteristics as a human breast or 50% glandular tissue and 50% adipose tissue. The phantom and inserts provide an exellent tool for demonstrating the clinical effects of variations in kV, density, film screen combination and processing conditions.



Digital Mammographic  Phantom RMI 156S

Digital Mammographic Phantom RMI 156S


The Digital Mammography Phantom RMI 156S is a small version of the Mammographic Accreditation Phantom RMI156. The RMI156S is used for monitoring digital mammography systems currently used for stereotactic biopsy and localization. The wax insert of the phantom is 5x5cm and contains simulated microcalcifications, nylon fibrils and tumor like masses. These are identical to the test objects in the Mammographic Accreditation Phantom RMI 156, exept the two largest fibres, microcalcification groups and masses are omitted. The largest simulated microcalcification and tumour like mass are the image requirement for the Screen Film Accreditation. The second nylon fibril is the ccreditation requirement. An 8x8cm acrilic adapter with a cut out for placement of the 5x5 cm wax insert allows users to use the standard RMI 156 base (supplied with the phantom).



Mammographic Accreditation Phantom RMI 156

Mammographic Accreditation Phantom RMI 156


This phantom assures optimum imaging performance of your mammographic system by providing a baseline from which you can easily monitor your units performance. The Accreditation Phantom contains test objects which simulate malignancies and other small structures seen in the breast (microcalcifications, fibrils, and tumor like masses). All the test objects are contained in a single wax block which is enclosed in an acrylic base. This phantom is designed to simulate a 4.0 to 4.5 cm compressed breast. Included with each phantom is a 4mm acrylic disk for making density difference measurements as required by the American College of Radiology (ACR).



Precision Test Patterns RMI 07-501, 07-523, 07-527, 07-538, 1112

Precision Test Patterns RMI 07-501, 07-523, 07-527, 07-538, 1112


Precision test patterns provide an easy means of measuring the resolution and modulation transfer function of x-ray systems. They are compatible with all x-ray machines and are widely used by radiology equipment manufacturers.
Resolution in 1p/mm of a mammographic system is an objective means of monitoring image quality. The Mammographic Glod Line Pair Resolution Test Pattern RMI 1112 from GAMMEX RMI provides 5 to 201p/mm resolution in 17 segments. The pattern is constructed of a gold nickel alloy mounted in an acrylic wafer. This construction provides high contrast resolution patterns in the mammographic energy range. The wafer is equivalent to 25 microns of lead or 2.6mm of aluminium at 20 KeV. Overall size is 10mm by 25mm.



Mammographic Film/Screen Contact Test Tool RMI 157A

Mammographic Film/Screen Contact Test Tool RMI 157A


Film/Screen contact can have a significant influence on image quality. Today's mammography film/screen systems have higher resolution than diagnostic radiography x-ray systems and require test tools with finer detail. Regular testing with the RMI 157A detects problems and artifacts early. Use of the tool and the evaluation of the resulting images is simple. Areas of poor screen contact appear darker than areas of good contact. Artifacts are visualized as high density structures. Any dark areas greater than 1cm should be investigated and corrective action taken.



kV METER RMI 245

kV METER RMI 245


Accuracy and convenience in one small package.
The very compact RMI 245 simplifies the determination of actual kV for radiographic, fluoroscopic, and mammographic x-ray systems. This highly accurate meter can be used for a wide range of energies and will store up to ten readings. A remote LCD display makes fluoroscopic readings easy to obtain. With a BNC connector the meter can also be connected to an oscilloscope to monitor waveforms.





Lint Free Cleaning Cloth

Lint Free Cleaning Cloth


Screen film cassettes require special attention to ensure that all the dirt and dust particles are removed. These dirt and dust particles have the potential of degrading image quality and/or mimicking a micro calcification. The Lint Free Screen Cleaning Cloths is a pack of 150 cotton wipes specially designed for critical cleaning, drying and handling of sensitive components and equipment.






Camel Hair Brush

Camel Hair Brush


For more frequent screen cleaning or when time is short to carry out complete drying of cassettes cleaned with antistatic solution, the two inch camel hair brush is available. It is soft and static resistant and provides an easy way to clean a cassette quickly and efficiently.








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