SonoSimulator® Features

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The SonoSimulator® provides the below basic feature set*.

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Vast library of real patient SonoSim® Cases.

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

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Easy case to case navigation.

The Case Navigation feature allows users to navigate forward or backward to the next hands-on training case by selecting the arrow icons on the Case button.

3

Integrate patient history and physical findings into clinical decision making.

The Case History feature provides a brief patient history including information such as age, gender, vital signs, and chief complaint.

4

Body positioning.

The Body Position feature allows users to place the virtual patient in different positions that provide alternative viewer perspectives.

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Visualize how the ultrasound beam array transects through the underlying anatomy.

With the Layers feature, anatomic layers can be removed to reveal underlying anatomy, allowing the user to correlate the ultrasound image to relevant anatomic structures.*

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Optimal ultrasound window guidance.

Probe-positioning guidance assists users in orienting the probe in the optimal imaging plane.

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Hold probe in place.

Lock the probe in place to maintain the ultrasound window.

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Individualized, narrated tutorials for each SonoSim® Case.

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

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Test learning and performance.

Test Mode disables assistive features such as Findings, Probe Guide, and Layers in order to test learners’ mastery of image acquisition and interpretation.

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Apply compression over structures of interest.

Hold the Compression button to compress the structure immediately beneath the transducer (e.g., compress a vein).*

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Perform needle-based procedures.

The Needle procedure feature provides cognitive task training on ultrasound-guided needle-based procedures.*

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Virtual human body.

A three-dimensional human body model depicts dynamic anatomic structures. Adult & pediatric and male & female bodies are displayed as are appropriate.

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

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

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Virtual ultrasound array beam.

Learn how the array beam traverses anatomical structures to create the corresponding ultrasound image in the display window.

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Teaches exact probe motion required for optimal ultrasound window acquisition.

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

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Functional ultrasound unit display window.

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

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Doppler imaging.

The Doppler button enables learners to examine motion detection and blood flow characteristics through a variety of imaging modalities, including m-mode and power, color-flow, and pulsed-wave Doppler.*

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Multimedia window.

The Split Screen feature enables users to easily compare ultrasound findings and image characteristics with those provided by other imaging modalities (e.g., plain radiographs, CT, or MRI).*

*These advanced features are only included in specific SonoSim® Modules.

Experience SonoSimulation®, the process through which real patient ultrasound data is converted into laptop-based, personalized ultrasound training solution.

Ultrasound-Guided Line Placement Training.

Doctors can scan real patient pathology using ultrasound simulation while earning CME credit
The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution can be configured to provide cognitive task training on a variety of ultrasound-guided needle-based procedures. This allows you to develop hand-eye coordination in a safe environment. You are provided unlimited practice opportunities through the use of real patient-based virtual models.

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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-axis 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.

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

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 following each ultrasound-guided intravenous catheter insertion attempt.

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