Simbionix Introduces a New Ultrasound Training Simulator Enhancing Medical Education at ACEP
CLEVELAND, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Simbionix USA Corporation, a world leader of medical simulation training and education
products, will introduce the new advanced U/S Mentor(TM) simulator
[http://simbionix.com/simulators/us-mentor ]. This new Simbionix simulator offers realistic
hands-on training for diverse ultrasound examinations and interventions, and will be shown
for the first time at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.
Ultrasound is the second most-widely used diagnostic imaging modality after X-Ray. The
last decade has seen a significant shift from “provider performed” ultrasound, done by
trained sonographers in the radiology (imaging), obstetrics, and cardiology departments,
to “point of care” (POC), “bedside” ultrasound procedures performed by various specialists
as part of their patient care. This trend is driven by the advent of more compact, higher
quality, and less expensive ultrasound equipment, practicality, efficiency and demand.
Today ultrasound has medical applications for every area of the body and provides
accurate results regarding overall structural composition, considered the “stethoscope of
the 21st century”. In correspondence with the rapidly growing utilization of ultrasound
technology by various medical specialties, the Simbionix U/S Mentor provides a unique
training opportunity, allowing healthcare professionals and clinical practitioners to
independently acquire sonography skills in their field of practice.
The Simbionix U/S Mentor features highly realistic simulation within a comprehensive
educational environment. The simulator is comprised of a palpable mannequin and true to
life simulated anatomies, physiology and pathologies, with skill tasks and structured
step-by-step procedural guidance available alongside virtual patient cases.
The first training package is designed to develop basic ultrasonographic psychomotor
skills and advanced hands on training for Bedside Echocardiography. A variety of hands-on
tasks and cases accompanied by comprehensive didactics enhance procedural and clinical
understanding. The unique module incorporates ECG, image enhancement tools, measurement
tools, color doppler, cine-loops recording and clinical findings reporting, all supporting
training to the full extent of the actual procedure.
Ran Bronstein, Simbionix President & COO, remarked: “The new simulator joins the line
of successful Simbionix medical education products already embraced by the medical
community. Standing at the forefront of providing training solutions, Simbionix is once
again one step ahead of the market, keeping up with the evolving needs of the field to
provide physicians with the most effective and safe training solutions.”
Stop by Simbionix booth #627 at ACEP, October 8-11, in Denver, CO, to be one of the
firsts to experience the ground breaking U/S Mentor.
About Simbionix USA Corporation
Simbionix is the world’s leading provider of simulation, training and education
products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. The company is committed
to delivering high quality products, advancing clinical performance and optimizing
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