705/706 – VATA Inc.’s Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom is an excellent healthcare simulator for the introduction and improvement of the techniques and psychomotor skills associated with successful ultrasound-guided vascular accessing. The unique patient simulation material is flesh colored with the tactile feel and puncture resistance of human tissue. The very durable VATA ultrasound phantom can be accessed 1,000s of times, is self-healing, and can be refilled with the supplied stain-resistant simulated blood. There is no need for special handling or refrigeration of this phantom.
Ultrasound machine not included.

VATA’s Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom

  • Tactile feel and puncture resistance of real human tissue.
  • Extremely durable—it can be accessed 1,000s of times and is self-healing.
  • Flesh toned and curved with a contour that mimics patients.
  • Exceptional image quality.
  • Available in both light and dark skin tones.


The curved contour on the top of the phantom is similar to contours on patients and has the added benefit of showing the importance of transducer positioning, as positioning can affect the quality of the image viewed–this is not possible on phantoms that are flat. This phantom can be imaged and accessed from the top, side or bottom surface, on the base or removed from the case.

We have been told by clinicians that this phantom has the best imaging of all currently available phantoms and some have commented that they reduce the gain on the ultrasound machine for advanced users wanting a more challenging vascular access patient simulation experience. It is so realistic that movement of the soft tissue can be observed as the needle tip is guided toward the vessel. Successful accessing in this VATA model can be confirmed by visualization of the needle tip in the vessel and by a blood return.

VATA’s Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom is an excellent model for beginners and more advanced clinicians in many areas of care including; simulation healthcare labs, IV nursing, anesthesiology, radiology, ultrasound training, nurse practitioners, emergency medicine and others.

VATA’s Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom has three vessels contained within the phantom:

  • Small superficial vein (5mm vein at 7.5mm depth to top of vein)
  • Mid-sized vein which bifurcates into two smaller vessels (Bifurcated vein 7mm for single larger vein and 5mm for the two bifurcated veins at ~ 12mm depth)
  • Large deeply placed vein (9mm vein at 15mm depth to top of vein)


This patient simulation model is supplied pre-filled with a stain resistant simulated blood, a separate 2oz/60ml bottle of stain resistant simulated blood, and a lightweight, compact, form-fitting case that protects the phantom when not in use and is the most compact housing of all currently available phantoms.
Failure to use VATA Inc. ultrasound blood can affect the image quality and will void product warranty. The phantom is compatible with any ultrasound imagining system with an appropriate transducer.

Shipping Weight: 2lbs (0.9kg)
Shipping Dimensions: 9”x 7” x 2” (22.9cm x 17.8cm x 5.1cm)
Product Weight: 15.49oz(439g)
Product Dimensions: 7”x 4”x 1.3” (17.78cm x 10.16cm x 3.18cm )