- Teaching & training
- Image quality
- Dosimetry verification
- Protocol verification
Five Standard Pathologies
- Two contiguous 0.5 cm nodules at the tip of the first left rib
- A 0.6 cm nodule superimposed with large vessel in the left lower lobe
- A 1.5 cm nodule, left mediastinal shadow
- A 0.6 cm nodule blending in with the right pulmonary artery
- Pneumonia in the right lower lobe
SPECIALLY DESIGNED TEACHING & TRAINING AID FOR RADIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS
Developed in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Radiological Sciences, RSD’s Lung & Chest Phantom is specialized at providing a high degree of realism in chest radiography. Extending from the neck to below the diaphragm, the phantom is molded about a male skeleton, corresponding to the external body size of a patient, 5’ 9’ (175 cm) tall, weighing 162 lbs (73.5 kg).
RSD materials are equivalent to natural bone and soft tissues. Animal lungs are selected to match the size of an adult male. Lungs are fixed in the inflated state and are molded to conform to the pleural cavities of the phantom. The pulmonary arteries are injected with a blood equivalent plastic. The Lung & Chest Phantom with simulated left coronary artery reveals several areas of coronary artery irregularity and narrowing.