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From: Ultrasound simulation of peripheral nerves: development of a novel technology for training in regional anaesthesia

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Original and reconstruction of planes in ultrasound simulation of vessels in the carotid region, SCM, sternocleidomastoid muscle. 3D-recordings were performed in continuous parallel movements of transverse B-Mode scans using a free-hand use electromagnetic tracking system connected with an ultrasound device (Vivid-i, reg. TM by GE Healthcare Ultrasound). Planes were obtained by real time examination on a dummy after positioning of the 3D ultrasound volume into the torso. a, d, g Original B-Mode planes from the ultrasound device (short axis, SAX): d, g (long axis, LAX). b, c, e, f, h, i Planes generated by the Ultrasound Simulator “Reslice” (reg. TM by Schallware GmbH, Berlin, Germany): b, c SAX planes of the carotid region. e, f LAX planes of the internal jugular vein. h, i LAX planes of the common carotid artery. As only transverse (SAX) scans were recorded with frame rates over 30 fps, reconstructed LAX planes all contain the original pulsation of the vessel. The wall in the LAX thus appears as “see-saw” artefacts

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