March 28, 2018By Lance Baily

3D Systems U/S Mentor Ultrasound OB-GYN Simulator Also Offers Fetus Scanning Module

3D SystemsSimbionix U/S Mentor is a high-end medical simulator for the training of ultrasound-related examinations and interventions which offers a multidisciplinary, realistic hands-on training for the ever-growing utilization of ultrasound in medicine especially at point of care (POC) setting. The Ultrasound Simulator provides residents, fellows, and practicing physicians an opportunity to acquire and improve their sonography-related skills on a variety of virtual patients. Several modules are available including: Virtual Reality, Basic Skills, Bedside Echhocardiography, Advanced Echo, TEE, eFAST and Rush, Abdominal, Basic GYN, OB First & Second Trimester, Fetal Neuro & Echo, as well as Lung.

Also available is a U/S Mentor training module offering Transabdominal / Transvaginal scanning of normal fetuses as well as varied anomalies. The module promotes structured assessment to confirm viability, accurately assess gestational age, determine multiple fetuses pregnancy and chorionicity / amnionicity, assess for chromosomal anomaly, and to evaluate the gross anatomy.

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Relevant measurements include:

  • Mean gestational sac diameter (MSD)
  • Crown–rump length (CRL)
  • Biparietal diameter (BPD)
  • Head circumference (HC)
  • Nuchal translucency (NT).

Designated procedural tasks, diverse educational aids and meaningful performance metrics, will promote learning curve optimization and monitoring along the path to diagnostic competence. The module complies with 1st trimester evaluation guidelines from leading professional societies.

Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, MD, PhD Associate Academic Dean for Faculty Development Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Director of Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation (ATACS) at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University says “Working with the U/S Mentor helps shorten our students’ learning curve, both in terms of their scanning capabilities and improved clinical reasoning. Learning new scanning protocols in a scaled, self-directed manner is also quite useful, especially when considering the patient discomfort, intimate nature of endovaginal sonography and limited faculty spare time.” 

More about the U/S Mentor Platform

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The U/S Mentor simulator combines realistic male / female mannequins with true-to-life external landmarks and realistic virtual patients for the practice of scanning and diagnosing various anatomies and pathologies. Training on the simulator provides a true-to-life experience, using emulated ultrasound probes for transthoracic, transabdominal, transesophageal and transvaginal procedures. The platform includes an innovative all-in-one computer with large high definition multi-touch screen. The configuration is enhanced by a wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse and a foot switch for simple, convenient user operation.

Learn more about the Fetus Scanning Module of the U/S Mentor on the 3D Systems Website!


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