MedaPhor Group, an ultrasound software and simulation company, says that ScanTrainer, its OBGYN and General Medical simulator training platform has been installed at a new Ultrasound Training Academy at Central Middlesex Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

The London North West Healthcare NHS (National Health Service) Trust (LNWH) chose ScanTrainer for its state-of-the-art ultrasound education facility. The facitlity has been designed to ease growing ultrasound training pressures and clinical demands.

Following an assessment of the ultrasound simulation market, the LNWH purchased a ScanTrainer Transvaginal Simulator (TVS) and a ScanTrainer Transabdominal Simulator (TAS) to make training more accessible for those learning and improving their ultrasound skills.

“Historically ultrasound trainees would have completed the bulk of their learning in the clinic or by using textbooks,” said Tanuja Khiroya, Clinical Lead Radiology and Medical Physics, at Central Middlesex Hospital. “ScanTrainer represents a step-change by enabling clinicians to learn independently in a patient-safe environment before practicing on patients. This ensures that trainees are not only acquiring skills faster but are well equipped and confident when it comes to scanning real patients for the first time.”