CDMAM 3.4 & Analyser

Gold Standard Mammographic Contrast-Detail Phantom



In mammography it is essential that objects with very small contrast and diameter can be distinguished. Therefore the quality of the technical aspects of the mammography equipment should be monitored at regular time-intervals. The Artinis CDMAM 3.4 phantom is specially developed to facilitate this task and is considered to be the world gold standard and is described in the European Protocol for quality assurance in Digital Mammography.


  • Optimization and evaluation of digital mammography systems
  • Determination of the optimum exposure technique comparison of image quality at various thicknesses of PMMA
  • Comparison of image quality with various film screen combinations
  • Determination of the optimum background density
  • Comparison of different mammography systems

Ease of use 

  • Multiple groups with images to compare over period changes 
  • Several settings and different devices, 
  • Batch analysis of many images, 
  • Shows in between results (score diagram, psychometric curves, 
  • Individual CD curves), 
  • Compatible to Windows 7 and 8, 
  • Drag and drop images to the software, 
  • Images can be viewed and inspected by zooming in, 
  • IQFInverse scores and Total detected (%) number of gold discs are shown, 
  • Attenuation coefficient of gold dependent on the beam quality are 
  • Automatically detected and can be set by hand

product specifications

  • 0.5 mm Aluminum (99.5%) base
  • Pure Gold discs
  • Thickness 0.03 .. 2.00 μm (16 exponential steps)
  • Diameter 0.06 .. 2.0 mm (16 exponential steps) PMMA Cover 162 * 240 mm
  • Four 10 mm thick PMMA plates with identification markers

Analyzer software

The CDMAM 3.4 image analyser software version 2.2 is using the newest methodology for analysis of the CDMAM 3.4 images according to the supplement to the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis. 


  • Accumulate the results of the automatic readout software CDCOM (1) 
  • Determine the psychometric curves 
  • Detect the threshold thickness of the different diameters (2) 
  • Correct to human readout values 
  • Calculate the contrast detail (CD) (3) 

Specifications & requirements 

  • Image format: DICOM 
  • Free usb port needed 
  • Runs on windows 7® , 8® and 10® platforms 
  • In combination with the CDMAM 3.4 Phantom 

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Always read product labelling/inserts for complete instructions, warnings and restrictions.