Launch of ScanNav Anatomy: Peripheral Nerve Block Trainer

Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM: IUG), the ultrasound artificial intelligence (AI) software and simulation company, announces the UK launch of the ScanNav Anatomy: Peripheral Nerve Block Trainer (“ScanNav PNB Trainer”).

The ScanNav PNB Trainer is a real-time training system which uses the latest AI technology to automatically highlight the key structures on the live ultrasound image to aid in the teaching of peripheral nerve blocks. Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) are an effective form of regional anesthetic but require a high level of skill to recognize the ultrasonic appearance of anatomically relevant structures.

The ScanNav PNB Trainer has been designed to teach less experienced clinicians how to perform the key nerve blocks. It is compatible with the majority of ultrasound machines in anaesthesiology and comes equipped with a complete range of block-specific training videos using 3D animation to show the relationship between probe position and sonoanatomy.

Nicholas Sleep, CTO of Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching the ScanNav PNB Trainer in the UK. The AI-based software helps both trainees and their trainers by automatically highlighting the key anatomical structures needed to locate the correct block site. This makes it much easier to teach a block and also allows trainees to practice in a non-clinical environment without time pressure. The system is the first product in the Group’s simulation range to benefit from our clinical AI research and development programme.”

Real-time AI training system for ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks.