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Development and Validation of a Physical Anatomic Model for Surgical TrainingUsing 3D Printing Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: National Institutes of Health
Contract: 1R41EB026358-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41EB026358
Amount: $154,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: NIBIB
Solicitation Number: PA17-303
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-31
Small Business Information
Rochester, NY 14608-2284
United States
DUNS: 079775589
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (845) 323-3412
Business Contact
Phone: (585) 485-0757
Research Institution
ORPA 518 HYLAN BLDG., BOX 270140
ROCHESTER, NY 14627-0140
United States

 Nonprofit College or University

Project SummarySimulation training is unique in its ability for repetitive practice of a wide variety of scenarios and to reflect on performance without jeopardizing a patient s safetyMedical simulation provides a controlled setting with step wise skills progressionutilizing continuous feedback and assessment aiming at the ultimate goal of skills transfer to clinical competenceSurgical skills simulators have been successful in bridging gaps of the current training modelhoweverthese simulators fall short of offering a complete operative experienceOperative exposure with live patients still remains the vanguard of hands on clinical trainingUnder supervision and guidancetraining surgeons inherently practice and refine skills on patients during residencyexposing them to unnecessary risksTo enhance the efficiencysafety and comprehensiveness of surgical trainingwe propose to develop inanimate models utilizing novel concepts inD printing technologyWe have engineered a model to simulate a partial nephrectomy that replicates human anatomyfunctionalityi ebleedingand pathologyThrough this modelcomprehensive procedural training and competence can be achieved prior to operative exposureWe plan to validate this models by comparing several clinical metrics in experienced surgeons and traineesWe will also validate the physical realism of this model by testing their mechanical properties in comparison to those of human tissue Project NarrativeSimulated Inanimate Models create a comprehensive operative experience including preoperative planningadvanced technical skills and cognitive knowledgeThis offers a unique platform for trainingassessmentand credentialing of traineessurgeons as well as auxiliary operating room staffThe project will use novelD printing applications to develop and validate the utilization of these models as a trainingevaluation and certification tool

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