Evaluation of a chest phantom for CT nodule densitometry.

The characteristics of a chest phantom used for CT nodule densitometry were determined by use of a GE CT 9800 scanner (General Electric, Milwaukee, WI). The supplied reference rods were scanned in different positions within the lung fields of the phantom and with varied chest wall thicknesses. The liver/spleen inserts were added. The CT attenuation values… CONTINUE READING