What do end‐users think about simulation in obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasound?

N.J. Hajal, G.E. Chalouhi, V. Bernardi, L.J. Salomon, Y. Ville ScanTrainer | This study sheds light on the importance of the simulation experience in the learning, practicing, and evaluation process of obstetrical and gynecological US. The majority appreciated the realistic images, probe sensation, and its importance as a teaching tool. The simulation experience carried out in […]

Validation of a virtual reality simulator for the use of transvaginal ultrasonography in gynaecology and early pregnancy

Maya Al‐Memar BSc, MRCOG, Srdjan Saso BSc, PhD, MRCOG, MRCS, Shabnam Bobdiwala BSc, MBBS, Lieveke Ameye MSc, PhD, Sharmistha Guha MRCOG, Karen Joash MRCOG ScanTrainer | The objective of this study was to validate a virtual reality simulation ultrasound model as a tool for training in the use of transvaginal ultrasonography in gynaecology and early pregnancy…

Gynaecological ultrasound simulator: a new method for trainees’ evaluation

G.E. Chalouhi, V. Bernardi, S. Benedetti, S. Brun, T. Bultez, M. Dommergues, Y. Ville ScanTrainer | For the time being, evaluating trainees in gynecological ultrasound is a very delicate matter, for the trainee, the volunteering patient and the physician recruiting her. The TV ultrasound training simulator is a good tool to evaluate trainees in normal and […]

What is the construct validity for Medaphor ScanTrainer’s gynaecological and early pregnancy modules

Ficquet, J. Preshaw, F. Day, C. Burden, E. Lenguerrand, S. Grant, C. Overton, T. Draycott ScanTrainer | This study concluded that Intelligent Ultrasound’s (formerly known as Medaphor) ScanTrainer distinguishes between gynaecologists of differing ultrasound expertise in terms of completing a comprehensive and systematic transvaginal scan and measurement accuracy. This system has sufficient construct validity to warrant […]

Is simulation training only for inexperienced trainees? A multicenter randomized trial exploring the effects of simulation-based ultrasound training on obstetricians’ diagnostic accuracy

Lisbeth Anita Andreasen, Ann Tabor, Lone Nikoline Nørgaard, Charlotte Ringsted, Puk Sandager, Susanne Rosthøj, Martin Grønnebæk Tolsgaard ScanTrainer | This study explores the effects of simulation-based ultrasound training on diagnostic accuracy of fetal weight estimates among obstetricians with different levels of clinical experience…

The integration of transabdominal ultrasound simulators into an ultrasound curriculum

KE Orr, SC Hamilton, R Clarke, MY Adi, C Gutteridge, P Suresh, and SJ Freeman ScanTrainer | Using simulators early in training could allow trainees to master the basics, improve their confidence, enabling them to get more educational value from clinical ultrasound experience while reducing the impact of training on service provision…

Collecting validity evidence for the assessment of mastery learning in simulation-based ultrasound training

L. Dyre, L. N. Nørgaard, A. Tabor, M. E. Madsen, J. L. Sørensen, C. Ringsted, M. Tolsgaard ScanTrainer | The purpose of this study was to collect validity evidence for the assessment of mastery learning on a virtual reality transabdominal ultrasound simulator. This study found that validity evidence for the assessment of mastery learning in simulation-based ultrasound […]

Assessment of performance measures and learning curves for use of a virtual-reality ultrasound simulator in transvaginal ultrasound examination

M. E. Madsen, L. Konge, L. N. Nørgaard, A. Tabor, C. Ringsted, A. K. Klemmensen, B. Ottesen and M. G. Tolsgaard ScanTrainer | Gynaecological ultrasound competence can be assessed in a valid and reliable way using virtual reality simulation. The novices’ performances improved with practice and their learning curves plateaued at the level of expert performance, which […]

Can interactive educational technologies support the link between ultrasound theory and practice via feedback mechanisms?

Diane Dickson, Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland ScanTrainer |  There is a growing body of evidence to promote simulated learning activities, particularly in ultrasound education and that student confidence is enhanced through the simulated learning environment. All students found the ScanTrainer easy to use and full consensus with highest agreement was that it was an interesting, relevant, […]

Collecting validity evidence for simulation-based assessment of point-of-care ultrasound skills

Jesper Kørup Jensen, MD, Liv Dyre, MB, Mattis Enggaard Jørgensen, MD, Lisbeth Anita Andreasen, MD, Martin Grønnebæk Tolsgaard, MD, PhD ScanTrainer | The aim of this study was to examine the validity of a simulator test designed to evaluate focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) skills. This study concluded that the performance of FAST examinations can be assessed […]