The need and interest from health professionals to conduct training in clinical procedures at high risk, before acting directly on the patient has grown along with the technological development in the area of ​​suade. Knowing that most surgical interventions are guided by ultrasound, inconvenience and discomfort to the patient by the surgical procedure can be reduced if the professional conduct effective training using a realistic environment. Thinking about it, the group GIIMUS has worked on the development of new materials with acoustic and mechanical properties comparable to those of biological tissues and anthropomorphic simulators and morphological (phantoms), able to simulate an actual procedure. Thus, through simulated training, the health professional can gain greater control in the manipulation of real instruments during a procedure, which will raise your self-confidence, minimize constraints to the patient, and will increase the accuracy of the results of the procedures.

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Paraffin-Gel Tissue-mimicking material for Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy Phantom (Vieira et al., 2013)

Development of a “phantom” for training breast biopsy guided by ultrasound