New Products

Take-Apart Pixy

TAKE-APART PIXY’s small size and low weight simplifies positioning, as it can be positioned for most views. Models with organs accept contrast media. PIXY can be purchased as: Opaque or Transparent

TAKE-APART PIXY is used to demonstrate anatomy as well as evaluate positioning and imaging techniques, including kVp, mAs, contrast, optical density, OFD and TFD. Radiographs of PIXY are optically equivalent to density and contrast to human patients.

Dynamic Anatomical Respiring Humanoid Phantom

The dynamic breathing phantom (TBP) is based on the Alderson Radiation Therapy (ART) phantom.

The soft tissue materials in the breathing phantom are elasticized versions of the same materials refined for the ART phantom. Rigid bones are incorporated and move under the respiring motion in the phantom. The elastic lungs have realistic respiratory density.

Radiation Therapy

The Alderson Radiation Therapy Phantom

The Alderson Radiation Therapy phantom (ART) and its earlier version, the Alderson RANDO phantom, have been in use for over 30 years. The ART has been refined and improved in both design and materials. These phantoms are indispensable quality-assurance tools; about 10,000 are in use all over the world. They provide integrated tests of the entire chain of treatment planning and delivery.

ART phantoms are molded of tissue-equivalent material; they are designed within highly sophisticated technological constraints and follow ICRU-44 standards. They are also designed for accuracy and ease of use. a large female.

The Treatment Brassiere

Data on increased skin dose due to the ipsilateral cup were submitted to the FDA. These data provided a comparison of skin dose increased by the Treatment Brassiere with the increase found for various thermoplastic positioning devices on the market. The skin dose due to the cup material (0.50 mm thick for small cups to about 0.63 mm thick for very large cups) was found to be substantially less than for other positioning devices. The FDA has issued a 510 (k) Marketing Clearance for the Treatment Brassiere.

Phantoms For Linac Radiosurgery And The Gamma Knife

When the center of the sphere is used as the target for testing the treatment unit, it must indicate the relationship between the point of maximum dose and the target. These should closely coincide for an accurate system.

A three-dimensional dosimetry cylinder at the center of the sphere measures both the deviation of the maximum dose from the target and the gradient of the dose along the three orthogonal axes of the sphere.

Dynamic Anatomical Respiring Humanoid Phantom

The dynamic breathing phantom (TBP) is based on the Alderson Radiation Therapy (ART) phantom.

The soft tissue materials in the breathing phantom are elasticized versions of the same materials refined for the ART phantom. Rigid bones are incorporated and move under the respiring motion in the phantom. The elastic lungs have realistic respiratory density.

Radiology

ANTHROPOMORPHIC PHANTOMS

ANTHROPOMORPHIC PHANTOMS ARE IDEAL SUBSTITUTE PATIENTS FOR TEACHING/TRAINING RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

• Permit unlimited repetition of most views…patients cannot be used for this
• Demonstrate effects of changing technical factors
• Provide valid feedback to evaluate trainee performance
• Because the same phantom can be used year after year, performance norms can be derived to guide training procedures

HUMAN SKELETAL ARCHITECTURE IS DUPLICATED MORE REALISTICALLY WITH RSD SKELETONS THAN WITH CADAVERIC SKELETONS

• Soft-tissue molds and skeleton molds are matched for anatomic fidelity
• RSD skeletons meet radiation interaction properties of both cortical bone and spongiosa as standardized by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements…many cadaveric human skeletons DO NOT—especially when dried out for their preparation

TAKE-APART PIXY

TAKE-APART PIXY’s small size and low weight simplifies positioning, as it can be positioned for most views. Models with organs accept contrast media. PIXY can be purchased as: Opaque or Transparent

TAKE-APART PIXY is used to demonstrate anatomy as well as evaluate positioning and imaging techniques, including kVp, mAs, contrast, optical density, OFD and TFD. Radiographs of PIXY are optically equivalent to density and contrast to human patients.

WOUNDED WILLY AND DAMAGED DEBBIE

The concept of grouping a large number of casualties in two teaching/training phantoms was originated by the Fleet Hospital & Operations Training Center, Camp Pendleton, California.

WOUNDED WILLY and DAMAGED DEBBIE were designed and constructed by Radiology Support Devices, Inc. of Long Beach, California.

ANGIOGRAPHIC HEAD PHANTOMS

Alderson ANGIOGRAPHIC HEAD PHANTOMS bridge the gap between physical and anatomical information requirements. Molded in tissue equivalent material, an accurate male skull contains a 3-dimensional, high-contrast vascular simulation to facilitate correlation of the radiologist’s subjective evaluation of angiographic image quality with actual measurements of resolution and contrast under the same exposure conditions.

Lung/Chest Phantoms

Radiation Equivalent and Anatomically Correct

  • Extensive Vascular Detail
  • Different Degrees of Vascular Contrast Available
  • Interchangeable Normal and Pathological Lungs

Nuclear Medicine​

Heart/Thorax For Cardiac Spect/Pet And Mammoscintigraphy

Myocardial perfusion SPECT is a widely-used, non-invasive method for the diagnosis and management of patients with coronary disease. However, non-uniform photon attenuation, Compton scatter, limited and depth-dependent spatial resolution, as well as image noise, limit the ability of SPECT to obtain images that reliably represent the true tracer distribution. The non-uniform attenuation of the thorax is the most significant factor limiting the diagnostic efficacy of myocardial SPECT.

Anthropomorphic Phantoms For Nuclear Medicine

They test reconstruction techniques, non-uniform attenuation and scatter correction methods using different radionuclides under realistic conditions

The Heart/Thorax Phantom is ideal for evaluation of detectability, extent and severity of myocardial infarcts in patients. This Phantom also provides valid assessment of mammoscintigraphy techniques. The Striatal Phantom optimizes quantitative imaging in patients, using PET or SPECT.

Striatal Phantoms for Cardiac SPECT/PET

The brain shell has five compartments which can be filled separately: left and right nucleus caudate, left and right putamen, and the remainder of the brain. This allows different nucleus caudate to putamen ratios as well as different striatal to background ratios to be obtained; this also permits differences between left and right striatal activity to be examined.

Health Physics

The Lawrence Livermore Realistic Phantom

The Lawrence Livermore Realistic Phantom was developed under the direction of the U.S Department of Energy, primarily as a reference standard for the in-vivo counting of emissions from low-energy transuranic nuclides.

The Fission-Product Phantom

The Fission-Product Phantom is partially modeled after the Lawrence Livermore Realistic Phantom. It was developed by RSD to meet the needs of nuclear power stations and other facilities where more organs are needed than are provided by the Lawrence Livermore Realistic Phantom.

RSD PRODUCT BROCHURE

THE LEADER IN ANTHROPOMORPHIC PHANTOMS.