comprehensive simulation

Simulation Feature List

Below is a list of core technical features covered within the simulated environments.

Patient positioning
Unlimited patient positioning based on one of 60 different patients** to give you realistic experience. Includes standing, seated upright, prone/supine on table, lateral on table.
Joint positioning
With true to life positioning and precision, hundreds of thousands of different positions are achievable.
Anatomically accurate patients
Includes skeletal system, major organs and muscular system.
Simulation of physical touch
Entire skin surface and skeletal system provide haptic feedback.
Radiation Dose Report
Shows Exposure Index (EI) and Deviation Index (DI). Measures Dose Area Product (DAP) and Effective Dose per image, and total DAP and Effective Dose per examination.
Practice Manikin
To reinforce a continual awareness of radiation safety, a manikin presents as the patient for all practice sessions. Realistic patients with pathology are presented when doing self-assessment examinations.
X-Ray machine
Full tube movement
Ceiling suspended tube with X, Y, Z movements with rotation and angulation. Detent also active for tube centering.
Tube locking
Tube position can be locked and unlocked in one or multiple directions
LED vertical tape measure
Appreciate the effects of distance on image magnification and skin entrance dose
Alignment laser
Cross hairs and laser to assist students with positioning in bucky/erect detector
Collimation & light beam diaphragm (LBD)
Accurate collimation to show students the effects of over and under collimation on dose and image quality
Computed Radiography (CR) Cassettes
Two sizes of CR cassette - 35cm x 43cm and 24cm x 30cm
Direct Digital Radiography (DDR)
To appreciate all the environments they may work in the simulation offers a DDR detector for all standing/erect views
Radiology table
Fully functional radiology table with raise/lower and 4 way floating table with bucky tray
Erect detector
Fully functioning digital erect detector with removable digital grid
Radiographic side markers
R and L and Я and ⅃ for marking sides and projection directions
Operational door
To embed radiographic dose awareness the student should close the door between the console room and patient’s exam room
kVp, mAs, and mA - s settings
As per real consoles, students can set their kVp, mAs or mA and s
Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)
Students can choose to use or not use the AEC and which chambers to use
3 Density Controls
With the AEC to allow the student to adjust the amount of preset radiation detection values
Focal spot sizes
Large and small focal spot sizes selectable for spatial resolution or time considerations
Protocol selection buttons
In practice mode - a visual display of suggested exposure factors is visible. Assessment mode students are expected to select their own. Exposures are made using prep and expose buttons
Kilovoltage peak (kVp)
Allows students to experience the effects of high/low attenuation/penetration and the resulting contrast
Milliampere-seconds (mAs)
Allows students to appreciate a greater or lesser number of photons and how they affect radiographic density
Accurate geometric properties
Post processing available so a student gets to experience the best of both the screen-film exposure era and the digital image era
Realistic bones and organs
Students have the freedom to position the patient with precision and the image will reflect this. The cortical outline, trabecular pattern, and 3D nature of the bones are all created in real time by a copyrighted computer algorithm which we developed