Simulated cerebral anatomies could improve physicians’ training in neurointervention


Mentice announced on 15 November the release of the world’s first solution to allow physicians to import medical-image data from cerebral anatomies of real patients into a simulated environment for the purpose of hands-on preparation and training.

Vist Case-It enables users of the Mentice Vist line of medical simulators to rapidly create virtual cases from patient specific data. Steps of the operation can then be practised in a realistic and completely safe environment, according to the company. The Vist Case-It technology could hold opportunities to develop medical education and patient safety in the future such as:

  • Hospitals can build their own unlimited library of virtual-patient cases
  • Complex cases can be easily shared with colleagues and students
  • Aneurysms, lesions, blood clots and other pathologies can be added for training purposes

Mentice has already released Vist Case-It for its endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) training module, and as part of the new release Vist Case-It support will be extended to acute stroke intervention, neurointervention and carotid intervention.

Mentice plans to continue adding the game-changing Vist Case-It technology to its broad range of endovascular training modules, allowing users to import patient-specific anatomies from their own medical practice and adapt the simulated cases to fit specific training needs.

Göran Malmberg, CEO of Mentice, comments: “Stroke is potentially devastating to patients and a huge burden to society. It is also an area where endovascular treatment methods have a truly unique potential to improve outcomes. Our new releases of Case-It for these anatomies offer previously unimaginable opportunities for practicing physicians to capture important learning experiences from real patient data and give the possibility to perfect treatment techniques on a simulator.”