The Model 070S and 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-Skin™ formulation more accurately simulates the rectal wall, providing a more realistic scanning environment.
Z-Skin™ 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 is available in two configurations: one with embedded lesions (Model 070L), and one without embedded lesions (Model 070S).