Gold Standard Phantoms is a University College London's Institute of Neurology spinout company which is developing, marketing and selling calibration services for Quantitative Medical Imaging. We are working in collaboration with the main stake holders in the field to provide a one-stop-shop integrated solution to the problem of maintenance of standards in Quantitative Medical Imaging. We are working therefore with clinicians, Radiographers and Radiological Societies, Imaging manufacturing companies, the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory bodies, both national and supranational.
To enable medical imaging to move from a pattern recognition-based technique to a quantitative and reproducible scientific measurement methodology.
To be the premier provider of calibration services for clinical quantitative medical imaging worldwide.
What is quantitative medical imaging?
Quantitative Medical Imaging (QMI); in contrast to traditional imaging in which an image is qualitatively interpreted by a trained radiologist, turns the imaging system into scientific apparatus for measurement of a physical parameter or quantity.
What are phantoms?
Any measuring system needs to be shown to make valid measurements, and hence requires calibration. Due to the complex interplay and number of physiological parameters that QMI techniques aim to measure, usually based on a biophysical modelling of the 'raw' measurements, there is a real lack of any "standards", also known as