Ismini Staboulidou

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    The ultrasound simulator system- a novell training system in ultrasound examination

     

    Staboulidou I., Fiala C., Wüstemann M., Scharf A.

    Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover

     

    Although ultrasound examination became almost indispensable in prenatal diagnostics as well as in gynecologycal examination, there are still a lot of short comings concerning the quality of sonographic education in OB/GYN.

     

    At the Departement of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH) a multitude of normal and pathologica 3 D l volume cases were scanned and projected into a simulation object to be used for teaching and training purposes.

     

    The ultrasound simulation system makes it possible to simulate a complete real time 2 D ultrasound examination. The system is able to simulate all imaginable kinds of ultrasound examination. It offers a novel opportunity of structured ultrasound training including the option to define various levels of difficulty. Thus it can also be used as a training tool to assess the competence of the sonographer.