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Phantoms, Imaging MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Phantoms, Imaging
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IM or NIM; coord with specific technique /‌instrum (IM)
Scope Note
Devices or objects in various imaging techniques used to visualize or enhance visualization by simulating conditions encountered in the procedure. Phantoms are used very often in procedures employing or measuring x-irradiation or radioactive material to evaluate performance. Phantoms often have properties similar to human tissue. Water demonstrates absorbing properties similar to normal tissue, hence water-filled phantoms are used to map radiation levels. Phantoms are used also as teaching aids to simulate real conditions with x-ray or ultrasonic machines. (From Iturralde, Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging, 1990)
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Phantom, Radiographic
Phantom, Radiologic
Phantoms, Radiographic
Phantoms, Radiologic
Radiographic Phantom
Radiographic Phantoms
Radiologic Phantom
Radiologic Phantoms
NLM Classification #
WN 150
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Phantoms, Imaging Preferred
Radiologic Phantoms Narrower
Radiographic Phantoms Narrower
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