What is the best design for deep venous thrombosis ultrasound phantoms

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Simulation models that demonstrate the pertinent anatomy are commercially available; however, these phantoms may be prohibitively expensive” Doctor et al (2016).

Abstract:

The annual incidence of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the United States is approximately 300 000–600 000 cases leading to 60 000–100 000 deaths secondary to pulmonary embolism.1 Emergency physicians can perform DVT diagnostic ultrasounds with high sensitivity and specificity.2-6 DVT education must include didactics as well as hands-on teaching where normal and abnormal pathologies are reviewed. Simulation models that demonstrate the pertinent anatomy are commercially available; however, these phantoms may be prohibitively expensive.

Reference:

Doctor, M., Olivieri, P., Siadecki, S.D., Rose, G., Drake, A. and Saul, T. (2016) Sonographer preference of ballistic gelatin concentration used to create deep venous thrombosis training phantoms. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 7th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.10.016

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