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PAE is a challenging novel procedure with a steep learning curve – requiring highly developed microcatheter and microwire skills, as well as knowledge of the highly variant anatomy to avoid potentially adverse outcomes.
Training options are currently limited and based on presentations and live cases, offering no hands-on experience. With a sizeable proportion of men suffering from clinically significant BPH, hospitals and teaching facilities need to examine their training capabilities for this demanding procedure.
Mentice’s PAE software offers experienced interventional radiologists (IRs) the ability to train through hands-on simulated training. With fully guided cases offering hints, tips and tricks from leading experts, IRs can complement their training through simulation – helping to build the confidence level needed to perform the procedure safely on actual patients.
Based on real patient anatomies all training material has been derived from actual case data and histories and designed in collaboration with two of the world’s leading physicians in the field: Dr. Marc Sapoval and Dr. Shivank Bhatia.
Mentice’s PAE software is the world’s first simulation software and is already being used by hospitals, societies and medical device companies worldwide.
Prof. of Clinical Radiology & Head of Vascular & Oncological Interventional Radiology Department
Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou
Training on a simulator...can help you reach a point of confidence much faster than traditional training methods. You will be ready to face difficult situations with proficiency and reliability... There’s no better way for an IR to prepare for the challenging cases that will inevitably occur... How will IRs maintain their PAE skills? How can training centers provide the volume of cases needed to meet demand? The answer in both cases is simulation training. In fact, simulation training is a genuine breakthrough for the breakthrough procedure that is PAE.