BOMAB Phantoms

Nuclear Technology Services, Inc.

Roswell, Georgia


BOMAB is an acronymn for BOttle Manikin ABsorber, also known as Bottle Absorber Manikin. These BOMAB phantoms are designed to imitate, as nearly as possible, human tissue for the purpose of calibrating whole body counters. There are many tests that can be performed with the BOMAB phantoms and the protocol of testing of whole body counting facilities varies from year to year.

Our Bottle Manikin Absorber (BOMAB) Phantom (Cat.# NTSBMP01) provides a functional simulation for the scattering of radiation in an adult human figure in either the standing or sitting position. It is 170 cm tall. Applications for the phantom include realistic-geometry calibrations, measurement upon performance and quality control testing of whole body counters which are used for in vivo bioassay of internally deposited radionuclides. The BOMAB phantom is also useful in X-ray therapy techniques of nuclear medicine.

The phantom consists of ten cylinders of various shapes (circular and elliptical) and dimensions which together comprise the average person. High-density polyethylene, approximately 4.76 mm thick, is used in all parts of the phantom because it is considered sufficiently tissue equivalent over the range of photon energies normally encountered in fission and activation body burden monitoring. Each cylinder is fitted with a 50 mm leak proof recessed filler cap mounted in the end of each cylinder. The caps, when fully closed, are flush with the surface to allow the cylinders to be stacked. The overall dimensions are designed to comply with requirements of Reference Man described in ICRP 23. Tolerances are held to within +/- 10%.

Call us at 770-663-0711 for price quote and more information.

We can also provide other custom calibration and QC sources for whole body counting systems and programs.

NTS BOMAB Phantom Dimensions, given in the following order:

Quantity_____ Shape____________Cross Section ____________Vertical Height (cm)____ Fill Volume (ml)

Head 1 ...........Ellipse......................... 19 x 14....................................... ..20 .........................................3500

Neck 1 .............Circle ........................13 dia ...........................................10........................................ ...998

Thorax 1.......... Ellipse....................... 30 x 20 .........................................40 ..................................... 17000

Lumbar 1......... Ellipse........................36 x 20......................................... 20........................................ 9990

Thighs 2........... Circle.........................16 dia............................................40....................................... 6130

Legs 2 ..............Circle......................... 13 dia...........................................40....................................... 3660

Arms 2 .............Circle.........................10.5 dia........................................ 60 .......................................3724

A Photograph of a typical phantom is given below:



Nuclear Technology Services, Inc.

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635 Hembree Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076

Tel: (770) 663-0711 Fax: (770) 663-0547


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