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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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Must the weekly phantom test be performed for all image receptor sizes?

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No, facilities are not required to perform phantom image evaluation for all image receptor sizes. Phantom image quality should not be significantly affected by receptor size. Because all currently approved phantoms simulate a standard breast, FDA recommends that the small image receptor size be used for phantom image evaluation.

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