The perfect training device for ultrasound guided needle biopsy procedures.
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 phantoms flesh-like consistency, (Zerdine® )(1) simulates needle resistance. Each cystic mass may be aspirated once while each solid mass may be biopsied multiple times. Cyst material is stained green and solid masses are black for easy identification.
CIRS Model 052A Ultrasound Needle Biopsy Phantom was developed by those skilled in the art of ultrasound guided needle biopsy procedures and is the ideal training device. Each cystic mass may be aspirated once and each dense mass may be biopsied multiple times.
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Is this phantom disposable after a few days or can it last for some months, practicing but keeping it in its box the days of not practice? How long can someone use it before its desiccation?
The desiccation can happen quickly if the phantom is left out. The manufacturer has advised that if the phantom is stored in a sealed container it can last months. They suggest soaking the phantom in water to rehydrate. The amount of needle sticks this phantom will allow is dependent on the needle size and the technique being used. Typically, it is 10 sticks per lesion, so around 100 sticks to each...