Features

The SonoSim® Ultrasound Solution provides the below basic feature set. 
1

Vast library of real patient-based SonoSim® Cases.

The Case List button provides immediate access to a wide-ranging and ever-growing SonoSim® Case Library.

2

Teaches exact probe motion required for optimal ultrasound window acquisition.

Ultrasound display window depicts images that correspond to probe movement with extremely high fidelity and real-time performance.

3

Individualized SonoSim® Case narrated tutorials. 

The Findings button provides immediate, expert feedback. A narrated version of the original ultrasound clip describes what users should recognize while scanning a corresponding SonoSim® Case.

4

Optimal ultrasound window acquisition guidance.

Probe-positioning assistance, for Longitudinal and Transverse window acquisition, allows for virtual “hand-holding” during image acquisition.

5

Virtual human body.

A photorealistic three-dimensional human body model that accurately depicts anatomic structures.

6

Virtual ultrasound array beam.

This feature accurately depicts how the Array beam traverses anatomical structures to create the ultrasound image in the display window.

7

Ultrasound beam array penetration correlated with underlying layers of anatomy.

Anatomic Layers can be removed to reveal underlying anatomy, allowing the user to correlate the ultrasound image to relevant anatomic structures.

8

Appropriate ultrasound probe-type (i.e., physical footprint) and array beam.

This helps the user recognize which transducer to use when performing an actual scan.

9

Functional ultrasound unit display window.

The ultrasound display window simulates a real ultrasound unit, including the ability to modify image gain and depth, save and review obtained images, and measure anatomic structures.

10

Moving probe along different points of the body.

The navigation button allows a user to move along different regions or more discrete points along the body.

11

Apply compression over structures of interest

The up and down compression buttons will allow you to compress or decompress the structure immediately beneath the transducer (e.g., compress a vein)

Additional features such as compression, ultrasound-guided needle placement, and Doppler functionality are included in specific SonoSim® Packages and Modules.

Ultrasound-Guided Venous Cannulation Cognitive Task Training


 

1

Select from a library of real clinical ultrasound cases.

The Case List button provides immediate access to a wide-ranging and ever-growing SonoSim® Case Library

2

Learn how to move the transducer and localize a target vessel.

Users learn how to move an ultrasound transducer and localize a target vessel in short and long-axis views.

3

Practice correct needle entry angle and approach to a target vessel

Trainees learn how to achieve optimal needle penetration of a target vessel under ultrasound guidance. They learn the critical task of how to localize the tip of the needle by fanning the virtual ultrasound probe in an appropriate direction.

4

Learn how to cannulate a target vessel with an in-plane and out-of-plane approach.

Probe-positioning assistance, for Longitudinal and Transverse window acquisition, allows for virtual “hand-holding” during image acquisition.

5

Receive immediate user-performance feedback.

Users are given specific, real-time feedback on their technique to ultrasound-guided intravenous catheter insertion.