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Skills and Features


  • Blue Phantom’s Midscapular Thoracentesis Ultrasound Training Model is excellent for training clinicians in the psycho-motor skills associated with a mid scapulary approach to ultrasound guided thoracentesis procedures
  • Excellent for assisting clinicians in gaining proficiency in using ultrasound to identify and guide needle and small gauge catheter insertions in a patient with pleural effusions for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes
  • The pleural fluid collections allow users to develop and refine their ultrasound guided thoracentesis skills
  • Users can also learn to avoid accessory structures as the spleen, diaphragm and lung.
  • Positive fluid flow offers users immediate feedback when pleural effusion fluid is accurately accessed
  • Ultrasound imaging skills include: using ultrasound system controls, transducer positioning and movement, recognition of thoracic anatomy, lung, diaphragm, anterior spleen and pleural effusions, using ultrasound to target the appropriate fluid pockets for needle guidance, and performing an ultrasound guided thoracentesis procedure
  • Excellent for specialties including emergency medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, surgical training programs, ultrasound training programs, simulation centres, surgical skills centres, medical education facilities, and ultrasound manufacturers for ultrasound education and demonstrations


  • The model is of a supine adult male and extends from the upper buttocks to the lower neck
  • Positioned in the mid scapulary line, the ultrasound tissue insert contains chest wall superficial tissue, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th ribs and intercostal spaces, pleural cavity with lung and atelectatic lung, diaphragm, and superior spleen
  • The ultrasound tissue insert offers extremely realistic sonographic imaging characteristics is designed for guiding the placement of needles and small catheters (18-21 gauge and associated catheter kits)
  • Blue Phantom simulated human tissue is very realistic and ultra-durable; excellent for repeated training
  • Pleural fluid that is removed during thoracentesis procedural training is easily refilled using the EasyFill port™ – or can be connected to an I.V. reservoir for continuous fluid delivery
  • This ultrasound training model is constructed using Blue Phantom’s patented SimulexUS™ technology and produces extremely realistic ultrasound images. The materials used match the acoustic characteristics of actual human tissue so the user experiences the same quality expected from imaging patients in the clinical environment
  • Uncompromising quality allows clinicians to utilize the model repeatedly and self-healing tissue will withstand tremendous use reducing the necessity for purchasing replacement parts
  • Excellent imaging characteristics using any ultrasound imaging system
  • Product dimensions:
    • L 43cm W 28cm H 43cm
    • Weight 11 Kg
Additional Information


  • ABP804 Yellow Ultrasound Refill Fluid (235ml)


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