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Philips TUM Blog Post 29 April
Increasing the efficiency and proficiency of trainees in their procedural diagnostic programs, away from real patients.

The Technical University of Munich's (TUM) Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) department discusses with Philips Healthcare about using Mentice Virtual Patient simulation to reduce the learning curve for learners adopting neurovascular procedures. 

Applying theoretical knowledge to real-life procedures without hands-on real patient exposure is problematic. A growing number of healthcare systems and societies globally are adopting virtual and flow model simulation to improve the efficiency of their traditional educational methods. Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Munich (TUM) is one of many hospitals that has recognized the educational benefits of simulation. The INR team uses simulation as an essential teaching method to optimize the fellows' learning by delivering high-quality training and providing a safe, immersive, and realistic learning environment.

The Philips Azurion (incl. Allura) and Mentice VIST ® Virtual Patient integration converts the angio suite into a safe and radiation-free skills acquisition platform that enables the trainees at TUM to become familiar with the real equipment and the clinical environment. The integration allows fellows to train on specific learning objectives, advanced procedures, prepare for the unexpected, and rehearse patient-specific cases.

Philips and the Technical University of Munich
The importance of simulation in neurovascular training

Be inspired by the INR team at Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Munich as they share their experience of using simulation in their clinical practice for procedural adoption.

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Resources from Philips

Acquire skills and rehearse endovascular procedures.

Learn more about the Philips Azurion and Mentice VIST® Virtual Patient integration.

Neuro decisions are based on what you see, so see more.

Explore Philips Neurovascular Care page.



Discover what INR heads of departments are saying about simulation

Explore the blog article An INR’s Perspective on the Future of Interventional Procedures to immerse yourself in the simulation experiences of Interventional Neuroradiologist Dr. Kornelia Kreiser.

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