3D Systems’ R&D and product management teams worked around the clock to develop the COVID-19 module for the Simbionix U/S Mentor in order to provide focused training for physicians with various levels of experience in lung ultrasound. The new module includes a few case scenarios of coronavirus patients with typical ultrasound findings, from suspected patient to severe, as well as training videos. The training simulation was developed in collaboration with ICU and Critical Care physicians around the world.
Dr. Fuchs, who is also leading the point-of-care ultrasound training at the BGU medical school, trained his students using the Simbionix U/S Mentor. He initiated the Lung Ultrasound Simulation Mobile unit, operated by 6th year medical students. The students travel with the U/S Mentor simulator between hospitals across Israel and train medical staff to perform lung ultrasound and identify the manifestations of COVID-19 patients. This way, physicians can improve their skills so that in real time they will be able to reliably assess their patients.