Ben Gurion University, Simbionix Donate Lung Ultrasound Training Module
Simbionix provides simulation and training services for the medical industry
Medical simulation company Simbionix USA Corp., has developed a training module to help doctors diagnose coronavirus (Covid-19) using portable lung ultrasounds. The training method, developed in collaboration with Israel-based Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, is already being used to train doctors in hospitals across Israel, the university announced Sunday.
The technology was developed based on input from medical teams across the globe and aims to help doctors improve their ability to detect coronavirus-related symptoms, like pathologies of viral pneumonia, faster and more efficiently.
“Ultrasound plays a critical role not only in diagnosing COVID-19 associated pneumonia but in monitoring hospitalized patients, their reaction to treatment, and reaction to ventilation by ICU patients,” said Shirly Friedman, head of the Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) service at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
Coronavirus checkup (illustration). Photo: Shaul Golan