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Virtual rounds: simulation-based education in procedural medicine
Author(s): David W. Shaffer; Dwight A. Meglan; Margaret Ferrell; Steven L. Dawson
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Paper Abstract

Computer-based simulation is a goal for training physicians in specialties where traditional training puts patients at risk. Intuitively, interactive simulation of anatomy, pathology, and therapeutic actions should lead to shortening of the learning curve for novice or inexperienced physicians. Effective transfer of knowledge acquired in simulators must be shown for such devices to be widely accepted in the medical community. We have developed an Interventional Cardiology Training Simulator which incorporates real-time graphic interactivity coupled with haptic response, and an embedded curriculum permitting rehearsal, hypertext links, personal archiving and instructor review and testing capabilities. This linking of purely technical simulation with educational content creates a more robust educational purpose for procedural simulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3712, Battlefield Biomedical Technologies, (13 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.353016
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Shaffer, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Dwight A. Meglan, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. (United States)
Margaret Ferrell, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Steven L. Dawson, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3712:
Battlefield Biomedical Technologies
Homer H. Pien, Editor(s)

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