POSITIONING AID FOR CRANIOCAUDAL & MEDIOLATERAL OBLIQUE VIEWS
- Demonstrates spot-compression procedures
- Sensitivity training for patient comfort
- Helpful in training male students (eliminating loaded vests to simulate breasts)
A molded gel provides realistic compressibility. Mammograms are taken at a breast thickness of 5-cm, using normal technical factors. The breast is mounted on a post with adjustments for height and the angles needed for various views.
A small indicator box is placed next to the breast to signal when the 5-cm breast thickness is reached. Patient discomfort is signaled by a red warning light which informs the trainee that the pain level can be reached at about this compression. The light is actuated 5-mms before the dead stop produced by the box. This procedure emphasizes the care needed for patients when the pain zone is reached.
“We are very happy with RSD’s new Mammography Phantom! The X-ray images provide clear micro-calcification clusters so that we can effectively train students in both spot compression, as well as magnification views. Even the skin is better, the feel is better, and the positioning of the phantom is easier. I can’t wait to use it in a lab in a few weeks!”
– Debbie Lam, MSEd, R.T.(R)(M(CT), Assistant Professor at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Essex, Department of Medical Imaging
|RS-750||Mammography Phantom with stand and carrying/storage case|
|RS-750A||Mammography Phantom ONLY|
|RS-750S||Mammography Stand ONLY|
- Teaching & training
- Image quality
- Protocol verification
Obenauer S, Hermann KP, Schorn C, Funke M, Fischer U, Grabbe E. Digitale Vollfeldmammographie: Phantomstudie zur Detektion von Mikrokalk [Full-Field Digital Mammography: A Phantom Study for Detection of Microcalcification]. Rofo. 2000 Jul;172(7):646-50. German. DOI: 10.1055/s-2000-12044