Prostate Training Phantom

Model 070L

The Model 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-SkinTM formulation more accurately simulates the rectal wall, providing a more realistic scanning environment.

Z-SkinTM 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 contains embedded lesions. For users interested in image fusion studies, the phantom can be purchased as a kit to include a serial-number specific CT DICOM Data set for reference.

  • Includes bladder rectal wall, perineal membrane and urethra 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

Data Sheet

Prostate Training Phantom: Data Sheet

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