|ECR 2018 / C-2341|
|Homemade ultrasound phantom for core biopsy practice in breast radiology|
The use of ultrasound biopsy phantoms forms an essential part of training, helping trainees to gain familiarity and confidence with ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures. Traditionally, commercially available phantoms or raw meat have been used for training purposes. However, cost and degradation with repeated use limits the use of commercially available phantoms and infection control concerns prevents the use of raw meat. A cheap, safely disposable, compact and easily stored ultrasound phantom which mimics the sonographic appearances of tissue and target lesions can form an invaluable tool for ultrasound biopsy practice. We describe the preparation of an easily made, low cost ultrasound phantom which mimics tissue/target lesions and can be easily transported. The phantom is suitable density.
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