With the increasing availability of portable scanning devices, there is a growing interest among clinicians of multiple healthcare disciplines to acquire transabdominal (TA) ultrasound skills.

ScanTrainer provides for a truly self-directed and structured learning solution for educators wishing to meet this growing demand and increase access to TA ultrasound training.

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ScanTrainer has enabled our students to learn the way they want to, at the pace they need to.
Dr. Vivien Gibbs
Head of the Department of Allied Health Professions
University of the West of England, UK
  • Learn TA probe handling skills to acquire accurate, diagnostic ultrasound images on varied body shapes through the ‘real-feel’ haptic
  • Identify and interpret image relationships between anatomy and ultrasound views​
  • Recognise pathology relevant to multiple clinical specialities
  • Learn and enhance diagnostic skills
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key features of scantrainer transabdominal simulator
Real-feel haptic technology

A unique floor-mounted haptic device developed specifically for ScanTrainer to provide a highly realistic abdominal scanning experience. Movement of the TA probe feels just like scanning a real patient, where shape, position and feel change with every patient case, enabling trainees to practice on multiple virtual patients.

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TA probe manipulation skills module 

ScanTrainer’s unique probe manipulation module uses a sequence of 3D models and ScanTrainer’s haptic transducer. This interactive skills module helps trainees to manipulate the TA probe developing hand-eye coordination and 3D to 2D spatial awareness when interpreting image relationships. A series of engaging tests are used both to teach and assess skills levels.

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Real patient scans

Full anatomy real patient scans replicate what a student would see on a real ultrasound machine concurrent with ALL planes probe movement. Doppler functions allow students to practice taking measurements.

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Upload your own scans and create patient cases

Case Generator, which is part of our ScanTrainer Cloud, enables tutors to upload their own scans and create their own patient cases, allowing further scanning opportunities for trainees and increased variety of abnormalities and pathology.
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Learning Management System

The Learning Management System (LMS) is the personalised platform through which users can easily access the extensive functionality of ScanTrainer. Tutors can use the LMS to keep track of trainees’ progress and set up customised learning programs, and trainees can use the LMS to access their modules and track their individual progress.

Learning Management System
Learn diagnostic skills

ScanTrainer Examine brings all newly mastered theoretical and practical ultrasound skills together into an assessment tool to test students’ diagnostic skills in transabdominal ultrasound.
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educational modules for ta ultrasound
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Extensive educational modules and training programs for clinicians and sonographers wishing to learn transabdominal ultrasound are available for use with ScanTrainer to teach core and advanced scanning skills in a range of scenarios.
self-directed learning with help from an expert!
Integrated into every ScanTrainer educational module, our unique real-time virtual tutor replicates learning one-to-one with an expert, allowing for a truly self-directed learning experience. Trainees will be able to acquire complex, hard-to-learn ultrasound scanning skills in their own time and at their own pace.
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On-screen visual guidance helps the trainee to orientate the probe, identify structures and make measurements.
ScanTutor Real-Time On-Screen Visual Guidance
The trainee's haptic probe movements are shown in real-time with traffic light indicators displaying correct and incorrect positioning.
TAS Results
Skills assessment after each lesson is comprehensive with Gold Standard metrics set within every test. Detailed feedback demonstrates correct and incorrect practice for each task.
It’s like learning with a real expert and it’s available 24/7!
The NEW ScanTrainer Cart
ScanTrainer TA Cart

The ScanTrainer mobile cart for the transabdominal simulator system features two touchscreen displays, single power cable connectivity and is height adjustable for ergonomic ultrasound training.

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University of Derby opens new Ultrasound Simulation Suite with ScanTrainer

The new high-end learning facility, has been designed specifically to cater for the training needs of the University’s exponentially growing ultrasound student base. It houses three ScanTrainer transvaginal and three transabdominal systems with …

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