Today I read a paper titled “BiopSym: a simulator for enhanced learning of ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy”
The abstract is:
This paper describes a simulator of ultrasound-guided prostate biopsies for cancer diagnosis.
When performing biopsy series, the clinician has to move the ultrasound probe and to mentally integrate the real-time bi-dimensional images into a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the anatomical environment.
Such a 3D representation is necessary to sample regularly the prostate in order to maximize the probability of detecting a cancer if any.
To make the training of young physicians easier and faster we developed a simulator that combines images computed from three-dimensional ultrasound recorded data to haptic feedback.
The paper presents the first version of this simulator.