Lumbar Training Phantom

Model 034

The CIRS Model 034 Lumbar Training Phantom provides a realistic puncture practice phantom for use with fluoroscopic image guidance.

The realistic anatomy of the The Lumbar Training Phantom facilitates hand-eye coordination and 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 fluoroscopy, the phantom can be imaged under CT, MR, and ultrasound. The Model 034 comes with a User Guide and 12-month warranty.

  • 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

Data Sheet

Lumbar Training Phantom: Data Sheet

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Summary: "Bony and surface landmarks allowed for accurate fusion of CT and US images of the lumbar spine. These techniques, performed on phantoms, allowed for precise localization and puncturing of lumbar neural foramina."
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