A Computer-Based Simulator for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Jianhuang Wu, Haoyu Wang, Peng Zhang, Zhangjun Song and Qingmao Hu
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Shenzhen, China
Abstract—Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is widely used in the treatment of coronary artery disease. This procedure requires interventional cardiologists to have high proficiency and therefore demands an extensive training period to ensure successful outcome. This paper presents a computer-based interactive simulator for training PCI procedure. Trainee can interact with the virtual simulator with real instruments and basic manipulations encountered in clinical PCI procedure. Although presently targeted at PCI, our simulator could be easily extended to mimic the basic necessities of any vascular interventional radiology procedures by updating vascular anatomy.
Index Terms—percutaneous coronary intervention, surgical training, virtual simulator, medical education.
Cite: Jianhuang Wu, Haoyu Wang, Peng Zhang, Zhangjun Song and Qingmao Hu, "A Computer-Based Simulator for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 113-116, April 2015.