CLINICAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS 

 

WITH VASCULAR SIMULATIONS FLOW MODELS

TEST AND RESEARCH DEVICES, PROCEDURES, AND MORE

Vascular Simulations continuously strives to bring reality empowered outcomes to professionals so that they can optimize innovation and therefore improve patient outcomes.

Read through a variety of research papers and publications below to see the various valuable features of our systems that support professionals like you.

Papers & Publications

Physician training protocol within the WEB Intrasaccular Therapy (WEB-IT) Study

 

 

 

 

Arthur A, et al.  J Neurointerv Surg 10(5): 500-504 (2018)
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From Abstract: "A new program of neurovascular-replicator-based physician training was employed within the WEB-IT study. This represents a new methodology for education and training that may be an effective means to optimize technical success and patient safety during the introduction of a new technology."

Realistic Vascular Replicator for TAVR Procedures

 

 

 

 

 

Rotman OM, et al. Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology. (2018)
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From Abstract: "...for TAVR testing. Unlike simplified geometric anatomy LHS, the Replicator conservatively provides clinically-relevant outcomes and complement it. The Replicator can be most valuable for testing new valves under challenging patient anatomies, physicians training, and procedural planning."

Physical Simulators and Replicators in Endovascular Neurosurgery Training

 

from Short Guide – Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Neurosurgery 

 

 

Sadasivan C, et al. – Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. (2016)
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Practical guide that helps prepare neurosurgical residents, as well as medical students, residents, practicing pediatricians, and health-related professionals, in the area of simulation
Chapters include high fidelity simulation, animal models simulation, cadaveric simulation, and virtual reality simulation

E-090 Feasibility of a Vascular Replicator for Endovascular Procedure Rehearsal

 

 

 

 

Nickele C, et al. – British Medical Journal Publishing Group (2016)
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From Abstract: Replicator practice sessions are feasible as long as the replicator model is a functional and faithful representation of the patient’s vasculature. In many cases, the replicator session provided an opportunity to correctly size the endovascular device, and avoid resheathing devices during the actual procedure.

4D Interventional Device Reconstruction from Biplane Fluoroscopy

 

 

 

 

Wagner M, Schafer S, Strother C, Mistretta C.  Med Phys. (2016)
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From Abstract: "The accuracy of the reconstruction was measured in a vascular head phantom as well as in a cadaver head and a canine study... Availability of this technique would enhance the ability to accurately position devices in minimally invasive endovascular procedures."

Three-dimensional printing and neuroendovascular simulation for the treatment of a pediatric intracranial aneurysm: case report

 

 

 

Sullivan S, Aguilar-Salinas P, Santos R, Beier A, Hanel R.  Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.  (2017)
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From Abstract: "The authors present the case of an 8-year-old boy with a fusiform intracranial aneurysm and documented progressive growth, who was successfully treated after the authors rehearsed the placement of a flow diverter using a patient-specific 3D-printed replicator system model."

Quantitative Evaluation of Performance in Interventional Neuroradiology: An Integrated Curriculum Featuring Theoretical and Practical Challenges

 

 

 

 

 

Ernst M, Kriston L, Romero JM, et al. PLoS One. (2016)
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From Abstract: "...Practical skills are measured by the use of endovascular simulators yielding objective, quantitative, and constructive data for the evaluation of the current performance status of participants as well as the evolution of their technical competency over time. Replicator yields objective, quantitative, and constructive data for the evaluation of the current performance status of participants as well as the evolution of their technical competency over time."

Preliminary in vitro angiographic comparison of the flow diversion behavior of Evolve and Pipeline devices

 

 

 

 

Sadasivan C, Fiorella D.J Neurointerv Surg. (2020)
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From Abstract: Replicator practice sessions are feasible as long as the replicator model is a functional and faithful representation of the patient’s vasculature. In many cases, the replicator session provided an opportunity to correctly size the endovascular device, and avoid resheathing devices during the actual procedure.

Articles & Press Releases

3D printed vascular simulation models improve training and treatment

 

 

 

 

Stratysys.com (2020)
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"The Vascular Simulations Replicator provides an experience that is 'as real as it gets' when performing endovascular procedures – under real-life fluoroscopic conditions, with the actual access devices and implants that are utilized in clinical settings."

Vascular Simulations launches Replicator PRO for realistic replication in endovascular simulation 

 

 

 

 

 

Vascularnews.com (2020)
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"...The system provides the necessary tactile feedback for interventional device track and navigation, allowing devices to behave the same way they would in human vessels. For researchers and engineers, this technology is suitable for optimising device design and performance and provides an efficient testing platform. For physicians and clinical directors, Replicator PRO is a versatile training and preparation platform."