Phantom Recipes for MRIΒΆ

Recipe from UNFΒΆ

Quantities per 1000ml of distilled water :

3.75g/l of NiSO4x6H2O and 5g/l of NaCl

Recipe from LIOM (used at ICM)ΒΆ

Quantities per 1000ml of distilled water :

1.25g/l of CuSO4 and 5.3g/l of NaCl

This is what Agilent mixes up when they make the solution in house – they add surfactant to the β€œofficial” solution.

Without a surfactant, the copper sulfate quickly sediments to the bottom.

Recipe from NibardoΒΆ

Quantities per 1000ml of distilled water :

1.95g/l CuSO4 x 5H2O + 3.9g/l NaCl

Relaxation times @ 4 MHz (~ 0.01 T):

T1 = 78 ms
T2 = 55 ms

CuSO4 –> Paramagnetic agent NaCl –> To bring solution conductivity close to tissue values

CuSO4 and NiCl2 are used as paramagnetic agents (conductivities are 1160 uSi/cm and 1790 uSi/cm respectively).