Designed specifically for training radiologic technologists. PIXY is 5 feet 1 inch tall & weighs 105 lbs. She is repeatable, virtually indestructible and a convenient substitute for patients.
Made of tissue equivalent materials with life like articulations, PIXY is easily manuvered into desired positions. PIXY is used to demonstrate anatomy & evaluate positioning & imaging techniques, including kVp, mAs, contrast, optical density, OFD, and TFD. Radiographs of PIXY are optically equivalent in density & contrast to human patients. PIXY permits unlimited exposures and tolerates trainee errors.
Ball & Socket shoulder joints
Elbows & knees flex 90 to 100 degrees
Hips flex 130 degrees with 30 degree hyperextension
Right hand molded with fingers for AP view, Left hand is an oblique-lateral position
Left foot is in full plantar flexion, Right Foot is in neutral position
C1, C2, C6 & C7 are nylon joints for full head positioning
Organs are air filled, but accept water or contrast media. Easily flushed out after use
PIXY SKELETON & SOFT TISSUES:
Highly detailed polymer skeleton reproduces the shape, mass density & attenuation coefficients of the cortical bone & spongiosa, allows continuous productions.
Matching of skeletons & soft tissue permits external & bony landmarks to coincide. Position of bones within the soft tissue is anatomically correct.
Bone sutures are radiographically visible
Available in Opaque or Transparent Tissue Equivalencies. Transparent PIXY has visible organs & skeletons except at the hips, knees & elbows. (These are opaque due to latex coverings over soft tissue gels at these locals). Two-ply coverings protect against gel leakage.
Molded of tissue equivalent foam with mass density of inflated human lungs (0.30 g/cc).
Connected to the oro-nasal cavity by the stem bronchi & trachea
Oro-nasal pharynx is filled with a nearly air equivalent foam
PIXY Refurbishment Service is available, please contact Customer Service for further information.
Please Note: This item ships motor freight carrier. During the checkout process you will be required to indicate whether your facility requires liftgate or inside delivery services. (These services are described on our shipping information page.) In the order comments please include a name & phone number for the delivery point of contact. Please also include receiving hours and any other delivery requirements or instructions. If additional services necessitate an additional fee, you will be contacted by Customer Service. If you have questions about the motor freight delivery process please contact Customer Service prior to placing your order.
We have a PIXY phantom where the vessels have not been flushed after use and contrast agent has hardened. Can you offer advice on how to clear this?
According to the manufacturer, once the contrast hardens to the inside surface of the organs and the fill ports they are impossible to remove without causing irreparable damage to the Pixy. A replacement of the portions effected is the only possible resolution.