Hamburg, 04 November 2022
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a powerful diagnostic technique for various medical specialties. However, interpretation of the resulting oblique ultrasound images is very difficult and requires a lot of experience and anatomical knowledge. Unfortunately, training opportunities are very limited, as it requires insertion of an endoscope into the human body.
VOXEL-MAN Sonography is a new virtual training simulator for endoscopic ultrasound. The endoscope is guided with a haptic device along the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. As in reality, the trainee can see both the endoscopic image and the ultrasound image. Various additional images are provided which show the anatomy at the same position and orientation as the ultrasound image, as well as the location of the ultrasound probe. By mouse click, all images can be queried regarding to the displayed anatomical structures.
VOXEL-MAN Sonography combines three training sections for external ultrasound examination, endoscopic ultrasound and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS). The underlying high resolution anatomical model is based on the Visible Human.
VOXEL-MAN Sonography is currently in beta testing. All described properties are subject to change.