Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In
ElsMed
Ampronix
Schiller

Women’s Ultrasound Simulator Shows Fetal, Maternal Anatomy Next to Ultrasound Image

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 05 Feb 2013
Image: The VIMEDIX simulator for women’s health (Photo courtesy of CAE Healthcare).
Image: The VIMEDIX simulator for women’s health (Photo courtesy of CAE Healthcare).
A new obstetrical ultrasound simulator provide a three-dimensional (3D), augmented reality view of fetal and maternal anatomy that can be seen during scanning next to a real time, simulated ultrasound image.

“CAE Healthcare’s (Orlando, FL, USA) Vimedix Women’s Health will help speed the training of physicians and sonographers who perform prenatal ultrasound examinations to assess fetal health and diagnose abnormalities,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, CAE Healthcare’s chief medical officer. “The use of ultrasound in medicine is growing at a rapid pace, and we are continuing to develop simulation training tools to facilitate the widespread adoption of this technology.”

The simulator will allow learners to improve imaging skills and be exposed to a range of ultrasound settings and pathologies before they scan a real patient. Vimedix Women’s Health provides the accessibility of both instructor-led and self-directed learning, therefore, users can practice challenging ultrasound skills whenever and wherever they want.

VimedixWomen’s Health is the newest addition to the Vimedix product range, which includes transesophageal (TEE), transthoracic (TTE), and abdominal ultrasound exams with a wide range of patient cases to improve learners’ understanding of anatomy, ultrasound imaging acquisition and interpretation.

CAE Healthcare offers innovative learning systems to healthcare professionals and students, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare’s full range of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, center management, and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 7,000 CAE Healthcare simulators are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defense forces and other entities.

Related Links:

CAE Healthcare



Channels

Radiography

view channel

Breast Radiotherapy Reduced to More Convenient Once-Weekly Regimen Option

An investigational regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation following lumpectomy is more convenient to patients at a lower cost, results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation treatment, and generates cosmetic outcomes comparable to the current routine of daily radiation. These interim findings of the five-year... Read more

MRI

view channel

Dyslexic Patients Shown to Have Disordered Network Connections in the Brain

Scientists conducted a whole-brain functional connectivity analysis of dyslexia using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and revealed how brain activity is disordered in dyslexic patients. Dyslexia is a neurologic reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language do... Read more

Nuclear medicine

view channel

PET Imaging Reveals Brain Benefits from Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Imaging studies revealed that weight loss surgery has been found to suppress changes in brain metabolism associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing. Therefore, researchers have hypothesized that a specific surgical procedure could reduce risk of Alzheimer’s... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

view channel
Image: From left, Guy Genin, PhD, John Boyle and Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD, watch as a sample is exposed to stress and force. They have developed algorithms that may lead to the ability to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones (Photo courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis).

Image Analysis Algorithms Devised to Find Weak Spots in Muscles, Tendons, and Bones prone to Tearing, Breaking

Researchers have developed algorithms to detect weak spots in muscles, tendons, and bones predisposed to tearing or breaking. The technology, which needs to be further refined before it is used in patients,... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel

Interactive Dashboard and Visualization Tool Designed for Oncologists

A new tool has been developed to help users of an information system for radiation oncology to analyze data and use metrics to help make more informed decisions. Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto CA, USA), a developer of cancer treatment technology and informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, will... Read more

Industry News

view channel

USD 12 Billion Out of Total Spent on Medical Imaging Squandered in the US

The United States wastes close to USD 12 billion on unnecessary medical imaging yearly, according to a new survey of 196 hospital leaders. Smart data company peer60 (American Fork, UT, USA) surveyed 196 healthcare leaders about medical imaging in less than two weeks and found a number of reasons for the squandered resources.... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.