TRAINING PHANTOMS

Breast Elastography Phantom

The perfect demonstration tool for sonoelastography

The Breast Elastography Phantom accurately mimics the ultrasonic characteristics of tissues found in an average human breast.  The size and shape of the phantom simulates that of an average patient in the supine position. A special holding tray facilitates proper hand position during the training procedures. Protected by a membrane, the phantom's Zerdine® simulates needle resistance.

The phantom contains several solid masses that appear slightly hypoechoic to the simulated breast tissue under normal ultrasound, but the lesions are at least two times stiffer than the background so they can be detected on elastograms. Lesions range in size from 3 to 10 mm in diameter, are randomly positioned throughout the background, and can be biopsied 3 times.

Features:

  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Test new equipment
  • Experiment with new techniques
  • Instruct others
  • Contains solid lesions which can be biopsied
Material Color Size Qty Position
Dense Masses Blue 10 mm 3 Random
Blue 8 mm 3 Random
Blue 6 mm 2 Random
Blue 4 mm 2 Random
Blue 3 mm 2 Random

Background

Pink

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The elasticity of each dense mass is at least two times greater than the elasticity of the background, which has an elastic modulus of 20 kPa ± 5 kPa.

Specifications  
Dimensions 22.9 cm x 20.3 cm x 7.6 cm
Phantom Weight 600 cc
Material Zerdine®
Phantom Includes       Breast Elastography Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty

Needle Breast Biopsy Phantom With Amorphous Lesions

The Perfect Training Device for Ultrasound Guided Needle Biopsy Procedures

The Ultrasound Needle Breast Biopsy Phantom with Amorphous Lesions, was designed specifically for ultrasound-guided needle biopsy training and experimentation.  The non-spherical shape of the embedded targets enable practice with 2D, 3D and 4D image acquisition.

The Ultrasound Needle Breast Biopsy Phantom accurately mimics the ultrasonic characteristics of tissues found in the average human breast.  The size and shape of the phantom simulates that of an average patient in the supine position.  Within each phantom, there are six cystic masses and six dense masses which are randomly positioned.  

Because it is constructed of a self-healing formulation of Zerdine®, the phantom will allow multiple biopsy insertions with minimal needling tracking. Needle tracks will usually disappear within minutes (sometime seconds) of needle removal. Each cystic mass may be aspirated once and each dense mass may be biopsied multiple times.

A special holding tray facilitates proper hand position during the training procedures.

Features:

  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Build confidence and reduce patient anxiety
  • Test new equipment
  • Experiment with new techniques
  • Instruct others
  • Contains cysts which can be aspirated
  • Contains solids which can be biopsied
Material Color Volume Qty Position
Cystic Masses Green 8-15 mm 6 Random
Dense Masses Black 6-12 mm 6 Random

Background

White

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Specifications
 
Phantom Size 600 cc
Width 12 cm
Length 15 cm
Height 7 cm
Material Zerdine®
Phantom Includes Needle Breast Biopsy Phantom with Amorphous Lesions
User Guide
6 Month Warranty
   

Fetal Training Phantom

Demonstrate 2D and 3D ultrasound

Model 065-20 and 065-36 Fetal Ultrasound Phantoms provide a tissue-equivalent and anatomically appropriate model for ultrasonic surface scanning of fetal morphology, enable training and optimization of freehand acquisition techniques, and demonstrate and evaluate manual and automatic 3D ultrasound systems. These phantoms are a low-cost, durable training tool and offer a stress-free user environment. Both the fetal model and the non-echoic “amniotic fluid” it is suspended in are cast from a tissue-equivalent, elastometric non-flowing gel. The phantoms realistically mimic fetus size at two gestational ages: 20 weeks (Model 065- 20) and 36 weeks (Model 065-36). 

Model 065-20 and Model 065-36 include a nylon transducer cover, user guide and six-month warranty. An optional custom carry case is also available for both models.

Specifications
  Model 065-20 Model 065-36
Dimensions 34.3 cm x 22.9 cm x 17.8 cm 41 cm x 23 cm x 23 cm
Weight 7.5 kg 15.8 kg
Housing Materials PVC, ABS & Vinyl PVC, ABS & Vinyl
Phantom Materials Proprietary Gels Proprietary Gels
Background Gel Attenuation:   Speed of Sound: 1550 m/s
Contrast: Anechoic
Attenuation:   Speed of Sound: 1550 m/s
Contrast: Anechoic
Fetal Soft Tissue Attentuation: 0.55 dB/cm-MHz
Speed of Sound: 1540 m/s
Contrast: Simliar to liver parenchyma
Attentuation: 0.55 dB/cm-MHz
Speed of Sound: 1540 m/s
Contrast: Simliar to liver parenchyma
Field of View 23 cm x 17 cm x 180°C 20 cm x 30 cm x 180°C
Optional Accessories Model 9505: Custom Carry Case for
Full Fetal Phantom- 20 weeks
Model 9504: Custom Carry Case for
Full Fetal Phantom- 36 weeks
Phantoms Include Fetal Ultrasound Training Phantom
Nylon Transducer Cover
User Guide
Six-Month Warranty
Fetal Ultrasound Training Phantom
Nylon Transducer Cover
User Guide
Six-Month Warranty

Fetal Biometrics Phantom

Demonstrate * Teach * Practice

The mid-term ultrasound exam is used to estimate gestational age and to diagnose fetal malformation. Students gain competency with hands-on practice. Unfortunately, access to patients can be limited. The Fetal Ultrasound Biometrics Phantom facilitates teaching and demonstration of fetal ultrasound techniques in a non-stressful situation. A tissue equivalent full fetal model is suspended in a nonechoic, amniotic fluid-like environment. The model is housed in a rotatable cylinder with 2 fields of view. A variety of fetal/transducer orientations can be achieved.

The Fetal Ultrasound Biometrics Phantom contains an asymmetric head with upper portion of the skull, right and left brain lobes and lateral and third ventricles. These anatomical references are used to measure the biparietal diameter (BPD) and anterior/posterior diameter (APD). Right and left femoral shafts with distal epiphysis are provided for femur length (FL) measurements. An umbilical marker indicates proper position for taking abdominal circumference (AC). Crown-Rump length (CRL) can also be taken. In addition, the model has full facial details making it suitable for demonstrating multi-dimensional systems and assessment of fetal anomalies.

All anatomies are based on published biometric data for normal fetal growth rates for a gestational age of 21 weeks. This enables assessment of composite measurement techniques and biometric analysis programs common to most ultrasound scanners.

Features:

  • Demonstrate system capabilities
  • Teach imaging protocols to estimate gestational age
  • Practice 2D, 3D & 4D fetal scan techniques
  • Measure CRL, BPD, FL and AC
  • Gain competency in performing prenatal ultrasound
Specifications  
Dimensions 35 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm
Targeted Biometric Dimensions      BPD: 5.2 cm
APD: 6.2 cm
Head Circumference: 18 cm
Femoral Length: 3.8 cm
Abdominal Circumference: 17.5 cm
Crown-Rump Length: 22 cm
Phantom Weight     8.9 kg
Materials Housing: PVC, Vinyl & ABS
Phantom: Proprietary Gels
Phantom Includes     Fetal Ultrasound Biometrics Phantom
Nylon Transducer Cover
User Guide
6 Month Warranty
Optional Accessories      Case for Fetal Ultrasound BIometrics Phantom
   

Lumbar Training Phantom

The Lumbar Training Phantom provides a realistic puncture practice phantom for use with fluoroscopic image guidance. The realistic anatomy of the phantom facilitates hand-eye coordination. The Lumbar Training Phantom can be used to train many spinal procedures including sacroiliac joint injection, lumbar and caudal epidurals, diskography, block nerves, and facet blocks. Ligaments, spinal cord, discs, skin and the simulated soft tissue have differing softness to allow trainees to “feel” their way through to the injection or target site. In addition to flouroscopy, the phantom can be imaged under CT, MR, and ultrasound.

Features:

  • Realistic needle resistance of each tissue to allow trainee to "feel" the injection site
  • Self-sealing puncture membrane
  • Contains anthropomorphic ilium, sacroiliac jiont, sacrum plus L2-L5, superspinous ligament, interpinos ligament, ligament flavum, discs (anulus fibrosis and nucleus pulposis)
  • Allows training for six different spinal procedures
Specifications
Overall Dimensions 38 cm x 25 cm x 18 cm
Weight 8.6 kg
Anatomical Details       Ilium
Sacroiliac joint
Sacrum plus L2 thru L5
Superspinous ligament
Interspinous ligament
Ligamentum flavum
Discs - Anulus fibrosis and nucleus pulposis
Phantom Includes Lumbar Training Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty

Vascular Access Training Phantom Kit

Develop skills necessary for ultrasound-guided injection and VENI-PUNCTURE techniques in a non-stressful environment

The Vascular Access Training Phantom Kit is designed to provide a realistic training medium for needle insertion.  The phantom is made from a durable elastometric compound mimicking the tactile feel and puncture resistance of soft tissue.  This material has realistic acoustic properties allowing imaging of the simulated vessels under ultrasound. 

The phantom includes one bifurcated vessel and two straight vessels at a variety of depths and diameters to simulate a range of challenges often encountered in the clinical environment. The vessels can be accessed from top and bottom surfaces and  can be easily replenished using a syringe. 

The phantom requires no special handling and will not dry out.  The kit also includes start up accessories.

CIRS offers three Vascular Access models with varied feature sets to best serve your needs.

Benefits:

  • Teach vein recognition through palpation
  • Teach ultrasound scan techniques
  • Develop hand-eye coordination in non-stressful environment
  • Demonstrate and practice various insertion techniques
  • Experiment with new procedures and evaluate new devices
Features 072A 072B 072C
Z-SkinTM enables self-healing
Develop hand-eye coordination in non-stressful environment
Provides realistic training medium for needle insertion
Includes blood mimicking fluid, syringe and needle, case, 6-month warranty and user guide
Luer Lock fitting allows easy refilling & simulated flow  
Hyperechoic lesions for nerve block injection procedures  
Vessel wall for realistic needle resistance  
Varied vessel shapes including bifurcation    
Deep vessels to simulate bariatric vascular access    
   

Multi-Modality Breast Biopsy and Sonographic Trainer

DURABLE TRAINING PHANTOM FOR ULTRASOUND, MAMMOGRAPHY, X-RAY AND MRI

The Multi-Modality Breast Biopsy and Sonographic Trainer is designed to train users in various aspects of breast imaging and image-guided interventional procedures.  The phantom accurately mimics the heterogeneous appearance of breast tissue under ultrasound, mammography and MRI, and has cystic and dense lesions embedded within the breast background. Half of the dense lesions are spherical and have a 100-300 micron microcalcification embedded within it, while the other half have a spiculated shape.  In addition to helping users identify different types of masses in the complex structure of the breast, the calcifications are useful markers for image registration between modalities.

The phantom includes a flexible Z-Skin™ membrane that simulates the look and feel of skin during scanning and biopsy.  The skin material closes up on itself after puncture with a needle, providing good protection from dessication even after multiple training sessions.  

The material inside the phantom is formulated to minimize the effect of needle tracks while practicing biopsy techniques on the embedded masses.  This material also has remarkable self-healing properties, and tracks will usually disappear within minutes (sometime seconds) of needle removal.  Each cystic mass may be aspirated once and each dense mass may be biopsied multiple times.

Features:

  • Compatible with X-ray, Ultrasound, and MRI
  • Heterogeneous tissue to simulate imaging of human breast
  • Encased in flexible membrane for increased durability
  • Self-healing material for extended phantom use
  • Cystic, dense, high stiffness and attenuative masses for biopsy training
Specifications
Dimensions 12 cm x 10 cm x 9 cm
Weight 0.4 kg
Size 500 cc
Membrane Material Z-Skin™
Background Gel Material Zerdine®-based emulsion

Cystic Masses

Qty: 5-10
Material: water with thickening agent and green dye
Size: 3 -10 mm in diameter
Shape: Spherical or elliptical shape

Dense Masses

Qty: 10-15
Material: Zerdine-based, hyperechoic under ultrasound
Size: 5-10 mm in diameter
Half spherical with embedded microcalcifications (100-300 microns)
Half spiculated    

Phantom includes

Multi-Modality Breast Biopsy and Sonographic Trainer Phantom user guide
6-month warranty

Thyroid Ultrasound Training Phantom

Teach * Train * Practice

Thyroid nodules occur in 50% of the world’s population with incidence increasing with age. Ultrasound guided biopsies of the thyroid yield more accurate results than free-hand techniques.

The Thyroid Training Phantom is a disposable training tool and practice medium for ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy procedures.  The phantom also serves as an excellent teaching tool for identification of various types of thyroid nodules and training on proper thyroid scanning techniques.

This phantom contains a slightly enlarged thyroid gland positioned within an anthropomorphic neck.  The chin and clavicle are provided as external anatomical landmarks. The phantom provides the trachea, internal jugular vein and common carotid artery as internal anatomical landmarks. Various nodules can be manufactured within the thyroid gland.  These nodules can represent andenomas, cysts, calcifications or papillary carcinomas ranging in size from 6 -15 mm diameter.  All materials are formulated to be ultrasonically realistic.

The phantom can be punctured numerous times, will not leak and requires no special storage.

The Thyroid Training Phantom creates a relaxed learning environment in which to develop skills.

Benefits:

  • Train how to perform thyroid ultrasound examination
  • Practice ultrasound guided biopsy procedures
  • Internal and external anatomical landmarks
  • Ultrasonically realistic materials

The slightly enlarged thyroid gland contains simple cysts and one isoechoic, stiff lesion in each lobe.

Fine needle aspiration can be performed on each cyst. Each stiff lesion is designed for visualization with sonoelastography and can be biopsied. These lesions are isoechoic to the thyroid gland and with standard B-mode imaging.

Nodules that represent adenocarcinomas, calcifications or papillary carcinomas ranging in size from 6-15 cm are available by custom request only.

Specifications
 
Overall Dimensions 31 cm x 32.5 cm
Phantom Weight 3.5 kg
Materials Zerdine® Encased in Proprietary Elastomer
Phantom Contains Internal Jugular Vein
Common Carotid Artery
Trachea
Thyroid: (2) Cysts, (2) Isoechoic Stiff Lesions
The slightly enlarged thyroid gland contains simple cysts and one isoechoic, stiff lesion in each lobe.
Fine needle aspiration can be performed on each cyst.
Each stiff lesion is designed for visualization with sonoelastography and can be biopsied. These lesions are isoechoic to the thyroid gland and with standard B-mode imaging.
Nodules that represent adenocarcinomas, calcifications or papillary carcinomas ranging in size from 6-15 cm are available by custom request only.
Model 074 Includes Thyroid Ultrasound Training Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty
   

Female Ultrasound Training Pelvis

Teach * Train * Practice

The gynecological ultrasound exam is an important diagnostic tool. Students gain competency with hands-on practice. Unfortunately, access to patients can be limited. The Model 404A Female Ultrasound Training Pelvis facilitates teaching and demonstration of gynecological ultrasound techniques in a non-stressful situation.

The Model 404A consists of an external female pelvic model containing a uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder and rectal landmarks useful for scanning. The phantom has both abdominal and vaginal scanning access allowing a variety of transducer orientations.

The Female Ultrasound Training Pelvis creates a relaxed learning environment for teaching and developing ultrasound examination skills and techniques as well as demonstrating 3D ultrasound capabilities.

Features:

  • External anatomy
  • Abdominal and vaginal scanning access
  • Uterus with endometrium and myometrium
  • Ovaries with follicles
  • Full bladder
  • Rectal landmarks
  • Realistic Scanning
Specifications  
Overall Dimensions      15 cm W x 11 cm L x 11 cm H
Phantom Weight     2 kg
Materials Z-SkinTM and Zerdine®
Model 404A Contains Anthropomorphic external pelvic anatomy
Vaginal canal
Cervix
Uterus with endometrium, myometrium and uterine cavity
Fallopian tubes
Homogeneous left ovary
Right ovary containing follicles
Bladder
Rectal landmarks
Model 404A Includes      Female Ultrasound Training Pelvis
User Guide
6 Month Warranty

Scrotal Ultrasound Training Phantom

Teach  * Train  * Practice

Testicular ultrasound is the primary imaging method for evaluating disorders of the testicles caused by cystic and solid masses, trauma, inflammation and torsion.  Testicular ultrasound is also used to evaluate causes of infertility and locate undescended testis.

The Model 504 Scrotal Ultrasound Training phantom provides an anatomically accurate phantom for hands-on training on testicular ultrasound exams without the need for live volunteers.  The phantom allows students to gain valuable practice time in a non-stressful setting.

Using the Scrotal Ultrasound Training phantom, the testicles and epididymis can be examined by moving the ultrasound transducer over the scrotum.  The phantom also includes a 10 mm intratesticular mass to provide trainees with experience in identifying masses.

Features:

  • Teaching tool for diagnostic scanning of the testicles
  • Anatomically accurate model of penis, scrotum, testicles and epididymis
  • Intratesticular mass
  • Internal and external anatomical landmarks
Specifications  
Dimensions 35 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm
Phantom Weight 1.2 kg (2.65 lb)
Materials Urethane, clear PETG
Phantom Includes Scrotal Ultrasound Training Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty
   

Image-Guided Abdominal Biopsy Phantom

Visualize Biopsy Insertions with Minimal Needle tracking

The Image-Guided Abdominal Biopsy Phantom is a simplified abdominal phantom suitable for training and demonstrating image-guided needle biopsy navigation tools or procedures that require a constant visual reference for needle placement. Because it is constructed of a self-healing formulation of Zerdine®, the phantom will allow multiple biopsy insertions with minimal needle tracking. 

The phantom contains 11 randomly positioned lesions, with sizes ranging from 8 to 12 mm. It also includes simulated spine, ribs, and a 25 mm lesion near the vertebrae. The lesions and spine are visible under ultrasound and CT. The solid polymer gel background is anechoic and will not leak when punctured.

Features:

  • Improve performance of freehand abdominal biopsies
  • Test new equipment
  • Validate automated biopsy systems
  • Suitable for CT and ultrasound

Specifications
Dimensions 28 cm x 20 cm x 12.5 cm
Phantom Weight 5.5 kg
Materials

Background:
Material: Zerdine®
Speed of sound: 1540 m/s (nominal)

Ribs & Vertebrae:
Material: Epoxy
Material: Epoxy

Scan Surface:
Material: Clear polyethylene 

Masses:
Material: Zerdine, soft tissue
Diameter: 8 - 12 mm
Quantity: 11
Position: Random in background

Diameter: 25 mm
Quantity: 1
Position: Placed near vertebrae

Phantom Includes Image-Guided Abdominal Biopsy Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty

Triple Modality 3D Abdominal Phantom

CT/ Ultrasound/ MRI IMAGE FUSION * Live SCANNING * BIOPSY training *

The Triple Modality 3D Abdominal Phantom is constructed of a self-healing formulation of Zerdine® that allows multiple biopsy insertions with minimal needle tracking, and is ideal for demonstrating image-guided navigation technologies.

Abdominal imaging is useful for diagnosing disease and monitoring treatments.  The Triple Modality 3D Abdominal Phantom is representative of a small adult abdomen and can be imaged under CT, MR and ultrasound.  This feature makes the phantom a useful tool for applications such as image fusion studies; imaging protocol developments; scan technique training; and system testing, validation and demonstration.

The Triple Modality 3D Abdominal Phantom simulates the abdomen from approximately the thorax vertebrae (T9/T10) to the lumbar vertebrae (L2/L3) using simplified anthropomorphic geometry.  The materials provide contrast between the structures under CT, MR and ultrasound. The solid polymer background gel will not leak when punctured.

Internal structures include the liver, the portal vein, two partial kidneys, a partial lung, the abdominal aorta, the vena cava, a simulated spine and six ribs. The liver has six lesions and the kidneys each have one lesion.  A muscle layer and outside fat layer surround these structures and plastic end caps make the phantom durable enough for extended scanning.

The Phantom includes a foam lined hard carry case. To accommodate image fusion techniques, CIRS can offer value-added options and services such as phantom specific CMM, reference CT or MRI data sets, attachment of customer specific registration devices and inclusion of special point markers.

Features:

  • Demonstrate CT, ultrasound and MRI scan techniques
  • Assess image fusion algorithms
  • Test new equipment
  • Validate automated biopsy systems
  • Optimize imaging protocols
  • Improve performance of freehand abdominal biopsies
Specifications  
Dimensions 26 cm x 12.5 cm x 19 cm
Weight 5 kg
Materials Housing: ABS
Outer Fat Layer: Z-SkinTM
Hard Tissue: Epoxy Resin
Lungs: Urethane
Internal Organs Liver with 6 lesions (2 each small, medium and large)
(2) Kidneys (1 medium lesion each)
(1) Spine
(1) Partial lung
(1) Portal Vein
(1) Vena Cava
(1) Aorta
(6) Ribs
Surrounding Soft Tissue (2 Large Lesions)
Phantom Includes Triple Modality 3D Abdominal Phantom
User Guide
6-Month Warranty
   

Prostate Training Phantom

The ideal training device for permanent seed implantation procedures

The Ultrasound Prostate Training Phantom is a disposable phantom developed for practicing permanent seed implantation procedures. It contains several unique features to assist the teaching and learning process. The simulated perineal membrane permits needle insertion with realistic resistance.  In addition, the area below the rectal wall is a clear gel to permit visualization of probe orientation. The prostate is transparent to allow visual verification of seed placement. The phantom also includes a removable pubic arch simulation.

Specifications
 
Container Material: Clear acrylic
Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.0 x 9.5 cm
Front probe opening: Ø 3.2 cm
Rear probe opening: Ø 2.6 cm 
Perineal Membrane 3 mm thick urethane
Background Gel Similar to water with very little backscatter attenuation ≤ 0.07 dB/cm-MHz
Urethra Dimensions: Ø 0.7 cm
Material: Zerdine®, low scatter
Seminal Vesicles Dimensions: Ø 7 mm x 10 cm long
Material: Zerdine®
Properties: Speed = 1540 m/s
Attenuation = 0.5 dB/cm-MHz
Backscatter similar to liver tissue
Prostate Dimensions: 4.0 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm
Material: Zerdine®, low scatter
Rectal Wall Dimensions: 6 x 11 x 0.2 cm
Material: Zerdine®
Properties: Speed = 1540 m/s
Attenuation = 0.5 dB/cm-MHz
Backscatter similar to liver tissue
Other Features Removable public arch
Phantom Includes Ultrasound Prostate Training Phantom
User Guide
6 Month Warranty

Tissue Equivalent Prostate Phantom

The ideal training device for ultrasound guided procedures

The Ultrasound Prostate Training Phantom is a multi-modality disposable phantom developed for practicing procedures which involve scanning the prostate with a rectal probe. Gel formulations within the Model 053S, 053L and 053L-EF are designed to minimize needle tracking and to provide imaging contrast under CT, MRI, ultrasound and elastography.

The prostate along with structures simulating the rectal wall, seminal vesicles and urethra is contained within an 11.5 x 7.0 x 9.5 cm clear acrylic container.  A 3 mm simulated perineal membrane enables various probes and surgical tools to be inserted into the prostate.

This phantom is an ideal training device for ultrasound guided cryosurgery, radioactive seed implantation, and needle biopsy.  The phantom is available with lesions (053L) and without lesions (053S) and can be ordered in either the standard side-fire configuration or an alternate geometry optimized for end-fire probes (053L-EF).

Features

  • Includes rectal wall, seminal vesicles, perineal membrane and urethra
  • Train for ultrasound-guided cryosurgery, seed implantation and needle biopsy with one phantom
  • Compatible with various probes and surgical tools
  • Structures visible under CT, MRI, ultrasound and elastography
  • Gel designed to minimize needle tracking
Specifications

Standard Side-Fire Configuration

End-Fire Configuration

Container Dimensions: 11.5 x 7 x 9.5 cm
Weight: 2 lbs
Front probe opening: 3.2 cm Ø
Rear probe opening:  2.6 cm Ø
Background gel Ultrasound appearance: anechoic
CT appearance: dark
MRI appearance: bright
Elastography: soft
Urethra Dimensions: 7 mm Ø
Ultrasound appearance: anechoic
CT appearance: dark, similar to prostate
MRI appearance: brighter than prostate
Elastography: stiffer than prostate
Prostate Dimensions: 5 cm x 4.5 cm x 4 cm
Ultrasound appearance: average echo-genicity
CT appearance: dark, slight contrast with background
MRI appearance: dark
Elastography: soft, slight contrast with background
Seminal Vesicles Dimensions: 7 mm Ø x 10 cm long
Imaging appearance is similar to prostate
Lesions (053L & 053L-EF) Qty: 3
Dimensions: Approximately 10 mm Ø
Ultrasound appearance: hyperechoic
CT appearance: bright
MRI appearance: dark
Elastography: stiff
Rectal Wall Dimensions: 6 cm x 11 cm x 0.5 cm
Imaging appearance is similar to urethra
Phantom Includes Tissue Equivalent Ultrasound
Prostate Phantom
User Guide
6-Month Warranty
   

Prostate Training Phantom

The ideal training device for Image-guided procedures

The Model 070S and 070L is a realistic and durable prostate training phantom for both diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Enhanced realism has been achieved with a Zerdine® gel formulation that better simulates the ultrasound contrast between the prostate and background tissue.  The gel formulations provide CT, MR and elastography contrast for multi-modality imaging. CIRS’ proprietary Z-Skin™ formulation more accurately simulates the rectal wall, providing a more realistic scanning environment.

Z-Skin™ provides perineal access for interventional procedures, and closes up on itself after it is punctured so that the Zerdine® gel inside the phantom is not exposed to air during scanning.  Minimal air exposure better protects the gel from drying out, thus increasing the phantom’s useful life.  In addition, Z-Skin is extremely stretchable and will protect the gel inside the phantom from tearing when the rectal probe is manipulated at severe angles. The phantom accommodates both end-fire and side-fire ultrasound transducers. Zerdine® is specially formulated to minimize tearing when punctured, providing a self-healing capability that dramatically extends the life of the phantom during interventional procedures. 

The phantom is available in two configurations: one with embedded lesions (Model 070L), and one without embedded lesions (Model 070S).

Features:

  • Includes rectal wall, seminal vesicles, perineal membrane and urethra
  • Enhanced realism available with the inclusion of a bladder, plus digitally modeled prostate gland and seminal vesicles
  • Phantom available with and without lesions
  • Train for ultrasound-guided seed implantation, cryosurgery and needle biopsy in one phantom
  • Compatible with various probes and surgical tools
Specifications 
Container Dimensions: 9 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm
Weight: 2 lbs
Probe opening: 12 mm
Perineal Membrane Material: Z-Skin™
Background Gel Standard Ultrasound background
0dB with respect to liver reference
Urethra Dimensions: Ø 0.7 cm
Material: Zerdine®, anechoic
Seminal Vesicles Dimensions: Ø 7 mm x 10 cm long
Material: Zerdine, hypoechoic with respect to background
Prostate Hypoechoic with respect to background
35 cc Digitally Modeled with seminal vesicles and bladder
Model 070L:  Embedded lesions
Model 070S: No lesions
Rectal Wall Material: Z-Skin