Real case virtual reality training prior to carotid artery stenting

Ariel Roguin, Rafael Beyar

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Background: The majority of procedural training especially in interventional cardiology, still occurs on patients with direct mentoring by experienced physicians during an actual clinical procedure. In recent years there is an increase use of simulators especially for carotid artery stenting. However, most simulators use "generic" predefined cases. Methods and Result: We report here a simulation done on data of a real patient prior to intervention. The patient's specific carotid anatomy was modeled using CTA on an endovascular simulator. Pre-procedure patient-specific case rehearsal accurately predicted procedure experience. Conclusions: A case rehearsal prior to an intervention may be useful in the planning and execution of carotid artery stenting. The use of patient specific simulation helps with planning of procedure and device selection, and may lead to use of less contrast and radiation, and shorter procedure duration. These may benefit the patient with increased success and lower complication rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Carotid arteries
  • Complications
  • Computers
  • Imaging
  • Simulators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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