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Student uses Ultrasound Simulator

Using real-time dynamic imaging and a custom-designed mannequin, the echocardiography simulator manufactured by CAE Healthcare, provides healthcare professionals with an unparalleled training environment for the thoracic cavity and basic to complex cardiac pathologies.

Learners can perform a realistic echo assessment of cardiac structures, practice hand-eye coordination and probe handling, and improve pathology recognition skills. The 3D animated heart can be independently cut and rotated, and the anatomical display of the ribs and lungs can be toggled on/off. Images can be adjusted with EKG tracing that may be turned on/off, gain and contrast settings, depth of field, as well as caliper and area measurements. The ultrasound images also display rib acoustic shadowing, lung artifacts, reverberations and other realistic imaging features.

Key Features include:

  • M-mode imaging.
  • Probes for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) andtransesophageal echocardiography (TEE).
  • Display of heart and all surrounding structures: liver, ribs and sternum,superiorand inferior venacava, aorta, lungs, and vertebral bodies.
  • Mannequin with head, palpable ribs/sternum, depressible abdomen andupper digestive tract.Simulator integrated with web-based echo curriculum.

Variety of pathological cases:

  • Tamponade
  • COPD patients
  • Pleural effusion
  • A variety of wall motion abnormalities
  • Apical thrombus
  • Severe pulmonary hypertension
  • Bioprostheses and mechanical heart valves
  • Dilated cardiomyopathies
  • Infective endocarditis