Next Article in Journal
MACE for Diagnosis of Dementia and MCI: Examining Cut-Offs and Predictive Values
Next Article in Special Issue
Hand-Held Ultrasound Devices Compared with High-End Ultrasound Systems: A Systematic Review
Previous Article in Journal
Current and Emerging Methods of Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
Open AccessArticle

Four Virtual-Reality Simulators for Diagnostic Abdominal Ultrasound Training in Radiology

Department of Radiology, North Sealand Hospital, 3400 Hillerød, Denmark
Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET, Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Diagnostics 2019, 9(2), 50;
Received: 27 March 2019 / Revised: 27 April 2019 / Accepted: 1 May 2019 / Published: 6 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultrasound Imaging in Medicine 2019)
Ultrasound exams need skilled examiners, and simulation-based training could provide standardized and safe skill training. This study aims to give an overview of different types of virtual-reality simulators for use in abdominal diagnostic ultrasound training in radiology. Fifteen specialized radiologists and radiological residents were presented with two similar cases on four different simulators for abdominal ultrasound training. A feedback sheet for each individual simulator and for an overall comparison was filled out by all participants. All means of scores were compared, and simulators were ranked from least to most favorable. One simulator was ranked most favorable in seven out of nine questions, but none of the mean scores had statistically significant differences. All simulators were recommended for training radiologists, and all simulators were perceived to benefit trainees more than experienced ultra-sonographers. View Full-Text
Keywords: simulation; ultrasound; education; abdominal; virtual-reality; radiology simulation; ultrasound; education; abdominal; virtual-reality; radiology
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Østergaard, M.L.; Konge, L.; Kahr, N.; Albrecht-Beste, E.; Nielsen, M.B.; Nielsen, K.R. Four Virtual-Reality Simulators for Diagnostic Abdominal Ultrasound Training in Radiology. Diagnostics 2019, 9, 50.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop