The Technical University of Munich introduced Mentice simulation into their department in 2013 with the aim of teaching, clinical training, and research. Learn how they have applied simulation to their daily practice to improve operational performance and patient outcomes.
The simulation will become closer and closer to the reality. In five years, each department will have such a simulator, there will be cost reduction, I'm sure. I could imagine that you can save catheter or material you use, especially at the beginning of your time as an interventional neuroradiologist.
Prof. Claus Zimmer, Director of the Neuroradiology Department
[Simulation] is a huge advantage because you save much more time and X-ray dose. You are free to try several configurations of the wires, and you can find the one in the end, which is perfect. We would definitely save a lot of money by not throwing away several expensive catheters, coils, stents.
Simulations are the best when they're as close to reality as possible. It's a real setting. You have the table, you have the control panel, you have the c-arms, which you can move with the control panel. You have the real catheters, so you get to know the feeling, how it works to go up a vessel or take that turn or this turn.