For nearly a decade, flow systems have been featured in a variety of publications as a key tool for medical device and procedural research and curriculum development.
Powered by hemodynamics and tactile feedback, flow systems allow medical professionals to arrive at deeper insights and more information than ever before.
Flow systems push for the evolution of devices and minimally invasive procedures by unlocking a level of realism that is not seen in traditional simulation.
The applications are never-ending, supporting devices from development to market roll-out and beyond.
From Abstract: "A new program of neurovascular-replicator-based physician training was employed within the WEB-IT study. This represents a new methodology for education and training that may be an effective means to optimize technical success and patient safety during the introduction of a new technology."
From Abstract: "The accuracy of the reconstruction was measured in a vascular head phantom as well as in a cadaver head and a canine study... Availability of this technique would enhance the ability to accurately position devices in minimally invasive endovascular procedures."
From Abstract: "...Practical skills are measured by the use of endovascular simulators yielding objective, quantitative, and constructive data for the evaluation of the current performance status of participants as well as the evolution of their technical competency over time. Replicator yields objective, quantitative, and constructive data for the evaluation of the current performance status of participants as well as the evolution of their technical competency over time."
From Abstract: Flow diverters are increasingly used to treat a broad category of cerebral aneurysms. We conducted an in vitro study to angiographically compare the flow diversion effect of Surpass Evolve from Stryker Neurovascular with the Pipeline Shield Embolization Device from Medtronic Neurovascular.
From Abstract: Replicator practice sessions are feasible as long as the replicator model is a functional and faithful representation of the patient’s vasculature. In many cases, the replicator session provided an opportunity to correctly size the endovascular device, and avoid resheathing devices during the actual procedure.
From Abstract: "The authors present the case of an 8-year-old boy with a fusiform intracranial aneurysm and documented progressive growth, who was successfully treated after the authors rehearsed the placement of a flow diverter using a patient-specific 3D-printed replicator system model."
From Abstract: "...for TAVR testing. Unlike simplified geometric anatomy LHS, the Replicator conservatively provides clinically-relevant outcomes and complement it. The Replicator can be most valuable for testing new valves under challenging patient anatomies, physicians training, and procedural planning."
Practical guide that helps prepare neurosurgical residents, as well as medical students, residents, practicing pediatricians, and health-related professionals, in the area of simulation.
Chapters include high fidelity simulation, animal models simulation, cadaveric simulation, and virtual reality simulation.