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Contact: Chad Boutin
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

New NIST Standard Reference Material to Help Calibrate Hospital CAT Scanners

Caption: Standard Reference Material 2088 makes it possible to link CAT scans to the International System of Units for the first time. The SRM -- a collection of five blocks of polyurethane foam of different densities, shown here in front of its delivery case -- allows scans to be tied to measurement units important for diagnosing lung disease.

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