DIY Ultrasound Model: Abdomen

This page summarizes do-it-yourself (DIY) ultrasound models for the abdomen. Read more on the DIY ultrasound model compendium.


An Inexpensive and Easy-to-Make Simulation Model of Biliary Ultrasound That Mimics Normal Anatomy and Abnormal Biliary Conditions​1​

MaterialsGelatin, psyllium fiber, latex gloves, glass pan, olive oil, sand, peppercorns
Estimated CostNot provided

Summary

This 5-page article details creating a gallbladder model from latex gloves, olive oil, psyllium powder, and gelatin. Pathology is created by inserting pebbles, peppercorns, or dirt into the glove and rolling the glove in olive oil and psyllium powder to simulate cholelithiasis.

Updated April 23, 2019


Reference

  1. 1.
    He C, Wright LM, Saul T, Lewiss RE. An Inexpensive and Easy-to-Make Simulation Model of Biliary Ultrasound That Mimics Normal Anatomy and Abnormal Biliary Conditions. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. February 2013:144-148. doi:10.1177/8756479313477730
Dallas Holladay, DO

Dallas Holladay, DO

Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Rush University
Dallas Holladay, DO

@Dallas_Holladay

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