Hands-on training for liver embolization

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This learning module is designed for:
Interventional radiologists – residents, fellows and proctoring physicians

The Mentice Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) training module helps interventional radiologists (IRs) optimize their liver embolization procedural skills and competencies.

TACE is a complex procedure requiring advanced technical skills and involves extensive use of radiation. The challenge is to perform the procedure in a time-efficient way, within the permitted radiation dose, thus reducing overall costs and maintaining patient and operator safety. Current methods of teaching TACE involve conventional apprentice-based training, which is costly, resource-intensive, and can impact patient safety.

The Mentice solution addresses all of these issues and offers hands-on simulated training for interventional radiologists (IRs) in a completely safe and reproducible environment. In addition, the TACE software provides advanced metrics and expert guidance so users can independently practice and assess their progress— reducing workload for proctors and allowing trainees to arrive with a higher level of knowledge and be well prepared for cath lab training. This dramatically reduces the time needed to train. Based on actual clinical cases, the solution has the realism needed to instill confidence and provide a foundation for procedural success.

Features & Benefits

Key Benefits

The only way to train TACE without training on patients

Integrated guidance helps reduce time spent on proctoring

Helps to increase productivity by reducing procedural times

Improves awareness of ALARA principles

Lowers the risk of complications

Reduces the TACE learning curve for residents and fellows

Features & Benefits

• Ability to use real clinical devices

• Different hepatic anatomies covering most common variations

• Identification of relevant arteries

• Multiple tumors in separate locations

• Tumors supplied by multiple feeding arteries

• Advanced imaging with DSA and 3D overlay

• Different embolic agents including ethiodized oil, microspheres, drug-eluting particles, gelatin sponge, and Y-90 microspheres

• Arterial flow depends on level of embolization

• Various complications including non-target embolization and venous shunt

• Visualization of non-target embolization

• Detailed metric report for learning review

• Record and export cine loops for review and debriefing

Training Objectives

• Angiographic assessment of arteries supplying the liver

• Selectively catheterize the feeding arteries of the tumor

• Prevent non-target embolization to organs or healthy tissue

• Perform different embolization techniques – TAE, cTACE,


• Demonstrate safe and efficient embolization techniques

• Ability to perform in accordance with ALARA principles

• Recognize and manage complications

Case Layout

Total of 6 interactive cases

• 1 case is fully guided

• 5 cases contain different anatomical variations, tumors and techniques

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