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DeGIR implement curriculum-based simulation courses for interventional radiology education

By Mentice on Nov 10, 2021 11:24:44 AM

We had the opportunity to speak to Healthcare Systems key opinion leader Prof. Dr. med. Marcus Katoh, MBA, Chefarzt - Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Helios Klinikum Krefeld and Helios Klinik Hüls. Prof. Katoh was recently appointed as the new chairman of the board of The German Society for Interventional Radiology (DeGIR) and aims to represent all interventional radiologists and minimally invasive radiologists in the DRG, focusing on advanced training and quality assurance in interventional radiology practice.

Topics: User Stories DeGIR Interventional Radiology IR The German Society for Interventional Radiology. Prof. Dr. Marcus Katoh, MBA
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An INR’s Perspective on the Future of Interventional Procedures

By Mentice on Sep 15, 2021 8:25:00 AM

As interventional procedures become more complex and time-demanding, there is a greater need for physicians to meet increasing procedural challenges with realistic and immersive training solutions. When physicians are able to improve the standards of their procedural workflow proficiency, they unlock new techniques that exponentially boost confidence for health care professionals and positive outcomes for patients and Health care providers


Ultimately, these solutions save time on critical life-saving procedures and cut back dramatically on long-term learning and operating costs, all the while bringing a new gold standard to continuous best practice. In this blog, we dive into the virtual patient simulation experiences of dedicated physician and long-time Mentice user Dr. Kornelia Kreiser, Head of Neuroradiology at University Hospital Ulm, Germany. 


As a major proponent for realistic simulation, Dr. Kreiser has experienced all generations of the VIST Virtual patient, from VIST-C, the first portable endovascular simulator, to VIST G5, and through to the current VIST G7- a fully immersive platform with the most advanced technology on the market. We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her experiences over the years, and her take on the future of simulation in moving toward vast educational and cost improvements for healthcare systems globally.


Explore the key takeaways of the blog:

1. The evolution of the VIST solutions:
From Technical Skills and Device Manipulation to a Fully Immersive Platform
How the adoption and evolution of VIST solutions have brought about vast improvements to patient outcomes and hospital costs, with quality training curriculums that optimize healthcare workflows and patient safety.

2. The Benefits of Linking Simulation to the Angiography Suite:
Including the ability to import patient-specific data

Beyond procedural & device learning, learn how the extended platform integration allows for pivotal angiography suite training to further benefit both trainees and experienced interventionalists.

3. How virtual patient simulation combined with a structured curriculum can scale up your INR department  
Delve into the specific INR peer and departmental challenges, how such a capital investment was leveraged, the immediate goal for utilization, and why the choice fell on Mentice solutions.

4. The future of simulation:
mpacting procedural standardization and enabling remote training
Virtual patient simulation as a new consensus - the optimal solution for exposure, independent training, remote learning, and a refresher for interventional teams to optimize, realign and regain their subconscious team dynamics.


Topics: User Stories Interventional Neuroradiology INR Dr. kornelia Kreiser
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Doctors practicing on a plastic patient

By Lotta Sernryd on Oct 19, 2015 1:00:00 AM


It's very close to real life to practice on the Mentice VIST-Lab.


Topics: User Stories
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Endovascular simulation remains an exciting and evolving field

By Dr. Sebastian Mafeld / Mr. Craig Nesbitt on Feb 25, 2013 4:13:00 PM

As co-founders of UKETS (, this blog entry highlights our experiences over the past 12 months. Endovascular simulation remains an exciting and evolving field yet its implementation globally is highly varied.  

Topics: User Stories
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Are you prepared when life changes in a heartbeat?

By Per Warvås on Mar 29, 2012 4:46:00 PM

This week our Director of Technology Per Warvås is providing his thoughts on the incident from last week where the professional footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered from Cardiac Arrest . As a fanatic sportsman and soccer fan, Per took this very emotionally and is trying to highlight his thoughts on how we deal with serious incidents such as this.

Enjoy your reading. 
Göran Malmberg

Topics: Emergency Procedures User Stories