Simulator developed by USIGT used as a tool in anatomical teaching for students

November 2017: Since 2005 a simulator developed by USIGT has been used as a tool in anatomical teaching for students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU.

The simulator is also used in a course related to movement anatomy and injection techniques for physiotherapists and general practitioners arranged at Laboratory Medicine and Children/Women diseases 1-2 times a year.

The simulator is based on the open source software CustusX (www.CustusX.org). The setup consists of a computer with display and a shoulder as shown in the picture. The virtual 3D model shown on the screen is based on a high resolution CT scan of the shoulder. Other body parts such as knee and back are also used during the courses.