Simulation in Radiology: Endovascular and Interventional Techniques
Radiology has evolved to become essentially two distinct but closely related fields: diagnostic and interventional radiology. The use of simulation is therefore diverse in its nature when applied to radiology. In the first part of this chapter, we present the role of simulation in diagnostic radiology, which includes not only its role for practitioner training but also its role as an education tool for our patients as they prepare to undergo potentially frightening noninvasive procedures. Simulation has been utilized in very novel ways for these purposes, and we believe much of this material will be of interest to the reader and may provide others with potential beneficial applications to a variety of other specialties. In the second part of this chapter, the role of simulation in interventional radiology is presented. Given the nature of invasive radiology and its grounding as a procedure-centric specialty, simulation in this field is more similar to other interventional fields and has shown great promise.
KeywordsRadiology Diagnostic radiology Ultrasound CT MRI Interventional radiology Phantoms
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