The Mentice Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) simulation training software 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 have an impact on patient safety.
The Mentice solution addresses all of these issues and more by offering 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 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.
University Chief of Clinical Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
The ability to remotely introduce complications in real-time while trainees are performing a procedure on the Mentice simulator tremendously enhances the learning experience and brings simulation even closer to reality.