- Always Available for Teaching/Training
- Always Available to Maintain Skills
- Checks Out Fluoroscopy System
- No Biohazards Which Are Associated With Cadavers
KIP has been designed to provide realistic functions, while
avoiding complications not essential to its use. Proper
fluoroscopic needle placement techniques can be taught or
practiced without fear of biological contamination hazards
associated with fresh or frozen cadavers.
Fluoroscopically, the look and feel of the anatomical
landmarks is important and can be demonstrated with the use of
KIP. Needle placement for caudals, epidurals, selective nerve
and root blocks, medial branch blocks, facet injections and
sympathetic blocks can all be demonstrated. Practice RF
needle-placement along with disc needle-placement plus
injection techniques for shoulder, hip and symphysis pubis,
all in the convenience and safety of your own particular
laboratory or teaching facility. There is now no need to deal
with local, state, and federal regulations regarding
biohazards associated with cadavers.
You can keep KIP in the closet and take it out whenever
KIP has been developed to help one learn and to hone skills
for proper needle placement for a variety of interventional
techniques. It was not practicable to design the phantom with
a capability of demonstrating realistic flow patterns
associated with diagnostic dyes, so it is not designed for
actual injections. However, the all important fluoroscopic
guidance and needle-placement are realistic in KIP.
Further simplifications are the elimination of skeletal
articulations that permit joint or spinal motions and the
elimination of rib numbers 2 to 9; the rigid flesh makes these
superfluous. Positioning of KIP as a single unit provides
complete and realistic positioning capabilities.
KIP has the capability for injections not only in the spine,
but also at one shoulder, one hip, and at the pubis symphysis.
KIP has skeletal structures covered with a soft gel and a
latex skin, supported by a hard, synthetic material.
KIP has been tested to determine the probable effective life
of injection sites; a gel/skin section was used for a trial
and six hundred injections were made in a dime-sized area.
There was no perceptible degradation of the latex skin or of
the gel itself. Considering the far greater area available in
KIP, it is unlikely that repairs or refurbishments will be
needed for a very long time.
The gel-filled injectable parts of KIP are completely encased
in a latex skin. Many lattices are known allergens, but the
latex skin of KIP is made of the same material that is used in
the RSD PIXY phantom. Hundreds of these phantoms are in use,
but no user has ever complained of allergic reactions. The RSD
technicians, who have worked for years with this latex, have
also never had such reactions. Allergic reactions are not
expected to be a concern for the vast majority of users. The
materials and design processes in KIP are made not only to
simplify the overall process, but also to keep it as realistic
Please contact our exclusive dealer for all KIP products:
PO Box 186
Elkhart, IN 46515
Ph: 800-654-1054 or 574-264-4310
KIP (Injection Phantom) Catalog No. Â RS-1300
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