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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Print version ISSN 1677-5449
MIRANDA, Robson Barbosa de; NARDINO, Erica Patrício; GOMES, Thatiane and FARIAS, Patrícia. New technique for ultrasound-guided vascular access training using an animal tissue model. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp.83-87. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492012000100015.
Duplex ultrasonography has not been used only as a noninvasive diagnostic method. Recently it has been applied for therapeutic procedures. Due to the increasing use and applicability of central venous catheters and eco-guided vascular procedures, there are concerns about improving results regarding accuracy and safety, reducing complication rates during those procedures. It would be desirable that training was accomplished using phantoms before actual procedures in human subjects. Industrialized phantoms are expensive and they do not reproduce human's ecographic density and texture. In order to train and improve ultrasound guided vascular access, we have developed a cheap animal tissue model, which is of easy preparation and applicability.
Keywords : models,animal, training; ultrasonography, Doppler; surgical procedures, minimally invasive.