SPECT-IQ Phantom

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System Overview

This assembly consists of three custom manufactured components (two of which are sealed permanently together) and four separate pieces of commercial hardware for assembly. This phantom has a hot rod region with five different sized rods and a large uniform region with two separately fillable chambers within it.

Key Features

Adheres to standard sizing of SPECT-IQ
  • Visser et al. Image quality phantom and parameters for high spatial resolution small-animal SPECT. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2011. 654(1), 539-545. ISSN 0168-9002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2011.06.036.

  • Rod sizes, length, and spacing as well as uniformity volumes and sizes preserved
Easy to disassemble and clean
Automatic detection, segmentation and analysis with Imalytics (Gremse-IT) Preclinical Software
PET, SPECT, CT, MRI Compatible
Custom sizing available upon request


Parts List



Phantom Top​
N/A (Custom)​
Phantom Bottom
(2 parts sealed)​
N/A (Custom)​
Large O-Ring
Screw O-Ring

Filling Notes

Typically filling these phantoms is a multi-stage process, which is made simpler by the multiple sealing/filling points designed into this phantom. First, you would fill the two separate compartments from the bottom and make sure the third screw is tightened to seal the bottom of the uniformity region. Second, you would fill up the uniformity region through the largest rod from the top with the top piece completely removed. During this time you would also make sure each rod is filled with fluid. Third you would place the top piece on with the o-ring and seal it into place with the three top screws. Fourth, and lastly, you would top off the phantom through the center hole and seal it with the final screw and o-ring.