|Mammo II Phantom.|
A Mammography Teaching/Training Phantom|
MAMMO II is a patient substitute that allows instructors to teach mammography positioning.
MAMMO II mammograms, taken within the range of standard technical factors, provide realistic images with high contrast.
|MAMMO II simplifies classroom procedures, allowing trainees to take as many exposures as are needed to develop
A molded gel provides realistic compressibility. Mammograms are taken at a breast thickness of 5-cm, using normal technical factors.
The breast is mounted on a post with adjustments for height and the angles needed for various views.
A small indicator box is placed next to the breast to signal when the 5-cm breast thickness is reached. An "ouch" is represented by a red warning light which informs the trainee that a patient's pain level can be reached at about this compression. The light is actuated 5-mms before the dead stop produced by the box. This procedure emphasizes the care needed for patients when the pain zone is reached.