3D Systems has released new patient-specific modules, updates and configurations to its products.

Gastric Emergency Bleeding Modules

Clipping for gastric bleeding will soon be available in 3D Systems’ Advanced Gastric Emergency Bleeding Module for the GI Mentor.

These modules provide a learning opportunity to practice the management of GI bleeding situations in a controlled environment. The modules are comprised of virtual patients exhibiting emergency hemorrhaging in the upper GI tract.

These challenging cases require immediate diagnosis and treatment, using a variety of endoscopic tools. Encountering these stressful situations in a calm and controlled environment helps in preparing the trainee for actual occurrences of bleeding situations.

PELVIC Mentor Cart Configuration

The PELVIC Mentor is now available in a cart configuration for ease-of-use and transport. PELVIC Mentor is an integrated hybrid system that combines a physical mannequin with a computerized 3D virtual system.

It utilizes sensors that are placed on the trainee’s finger. These sensors, combined with the mannequin and the 3D picture, enable the trainee to obtain a real-time indication of the finger palpation, abdominal press and cervix manipulation during anatomical recognition phase, or while performing a pelvic exam. The system tracks the trainee’s movements and provides a full performance report on the progress and level of the trainee.

TAVI Basic-to-Advanced Updates

Learners using the ANGIO Mentor's updated TAVI module can now handle multiple in-procedure complications by resheathing and repositioning.

This module provides practice of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for treatment of aortic stenosis and aortic valve insufficiency.

Some practiced steps include introducing a pigtail into the aortic root, finding the optimal projection for annular plane visualization, and measuring pre- and post-procedure pressure gradients.

Some of the learning objectives include how to practice TAVI procedural steps, manage and plan an intervention in varied patient anatomies and pathologies, and correctly size the aortic valve bioprosthesis.