TEACHING & TRAINING PHANTOMS FOR CIVILIAN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS
The concept of grouping a large number of casualties in two teaching/training phantoms was originated by the Fleet Hospital & Operations Training Center in Camp Pendleton, California. Wounded Willy & Damaged Debbie were designed and constructed by RSD.
These phantoms yield radiographs resembling those of a human body with human technical factors and limited artifacts, articulated to enable basic views to be presented, and with an appropriate level of human anatomy. They are well-balanced patient substitutes for basic training of radiologic technologists, particularly in military or emergency room environments.
Both Willy & Debbie demonstrate and evaluate positioning and imaging techniques, including kVp, mAs, contrast, optical density, OFD and TFD. Their radiographs are optically equivalent to humans in density and contrast.