The first commercial model to accurately and quantitatively represent tissue and lesion hardness.
Patended technology of manufacturing soft tissue models with accurate representation of elasticity of living tissue has evolved during the decade of Artann Laboratories research in the field of biomechanics and Elasticity Imaging. The elasticity modulus of compounds used in composing tissue models is accurately assessed using the Tissue Elastometer developed by Artann.
|Normal tissue Young’s modulus, E||5 kPa|
|Nodule Young’s modulus, E||30-600 kPa range|
|Nodule size||4-40 mm range|
|Nodule shape||spherical, oval, irregular|
|Number of nodules||1-10|
|Shelf life||6 - 12 months|
Training of health professionals conducting palpatory examinations
Validation and calibration of elasticity imaging devices
Teaching aid for self-palpation breast examination
Realistic breast models with structural inclusions closely mimicking lesions of various shapes are available for sale. Standard model includes four mapped inclusions. Custom models with up to ten individually placed and mapped lesions could be manufactured per special request. Please contact us for additional information.
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- Egorov V, Airapetian S, Sarvazyan A: Tissue mimicking materials and phantoms. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on the Ultrasonic Measurement and Imaging of Tissue Elasticity 2006 Oct; Snowbird, Utah, 45.