US-based medical device company SonoSim has introduced the SonoSim CaseBuilder for commercial use by ultrasound educators to document ultrasound training cases.
SonoSim CaseBuilder offers a creative and effective resource for guidance and ensures evolving ultrasound proficiency standards.
Cook County Hospital practicing physician and emergency ultrasound division director Dr John Bailitz said: "This degree of customisation with the SonoSim CaseBuilder is a huge step forward for ultrasound educators, students, and ultimately, patients.
"The ability to craft these unique cases will make the SonoSimulator much more useful everywhere, from local classes to international conferences."
The new CaseBuilder exercises an expanded capability on the SonoSim LiveScan technology which allows educators to choose and combine ultrasound datasets in a virtual patient, and then get the datasets scanned in real life using training mannequins or live volunteers.
The device facilitates an easy integration of the ultrasound into the current classroom curricula or objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) as the instructors choose cases according to individual students.
Oregon Health and Science University point of care ultrasound co-director Dr Renee Dversdal said: "It also gives us the flexibility to focus on exam types and scenarios outside of the more popular emergency medicine or critical care protocols, making it more relevant for our participants and tailoring the cases to our specific needs."
It allows the option to constantly edit, delete the cases from the repository and emphasise ultrasound training throughout various learning blocks.