The BRONCH Express is a portable desktop simulator that was co-developed with CHEST (the American College of Chest Physicians). This virtual reality simulator for Endobronchial Ultrasound – Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) training was developed to provide a meaningful yet affordable hands-on training solution for the growing demand for EBUS-TBNA training and qualification.
The increasing demand for EBUS among pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons presents the challenge of establishing training to gain proficiency in performing the procedure safely and efficiently. Virtual patient cases offer a realistic anatomical environment based on actual patient data, seamlessly immersed in a controlled, educationally enhanced training environment.
The Combined GI-BRONCH Mentor Platform Offers a Comprehensive Training Environment for GI Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy
The BRONCH Mentor provides a true to life working environment using an authentic scope with tactile feedback, and realistic visualization displayed on a 24” touch screen.
The flexible system configuration supports either lateral or posterior working positions for either team or solo training.
A physical syringe enables realistic fluids delivery and BAL performance, while a physical master tool simulates a wide variety of bronchoscopic tools, such as biopsy forceps, cytology brush, aspirating needle, balloon, electrocautery probes and more.
Since the master tool requires user activation both in the working channel and of the tool handle, it is optimal for team training; solo trainees can use the virtual activation feature as an additional pair of hands.