MAS 2012 Proceeding

Developing a simulation training tool for ultrasonography

Authors:   John Sokolowski, Catherine Banks, William Richards


This paper discusses the methodology and development of a simulation training tool for ultrasonography. It is designed for training medical practitioners whose practice involves comprehensive and problem-specific physical examination of the patient with the use of ultrasound. Inherent in this user-dependent technology is the need to ensure user capability and appropriate usage of the ultrasound. Simulation is integral to ensuring that capability. Simulation training is able to execute training in a real-world, temporal mode; it can house large digital libraries of ultrasound images for a breadth of experiences; and it can accommodate a repetition of exercises to reinforce learning. Credibly, this simulation training tool for ultrasonography will engage instructional materials in the form of actual patient ultrasonographic images.

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