ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2023 — Today, MRI simulation software leader, ScanLabMR, announced the launch of ScanLabCT, the world’s first online quantitative computerized tomography (CT) simulator.
As the first simulator of its kind, ScanLabCT is a breakthrough in CT education and training. Like ScanLabMR, ScanLabCT is designed to help students and technologists safely and efficiently improve their knowledge and scanning skills while providing educators and managers with the tools they need for objective clinical assessment.
ScanLabCT also offers virtual reality (VR) components that mimic the clinical environment. With the simulator’s VR Landmarking, VR Patient Positioning, and a VR Scan Room Environment, users can adjust and monitor an interactive patient to further enhance the simulation of the complex clinical aspects of day-to-day practice and gain a meaningful experience that would typically take months or years to acquire.
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“With computed tomography being based on ionizing radiation, there is a crucial need for a risk-free environment that current and future radiologic professionals can utilize to gain experience and expertise in CT. ScanLabCT provides that space and is the next step in our evolution as an organization,” said Matthew Hayes, President and Creator of ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT. “We think that ScanLabCT will make an immediate impact in drastically reducing cross-training durations and improving overall technologist competencies throughout the world.”
This announcement is a significant milestone in CT education, and it complements the introduction of a new online CT course from ScanLab’s sister company, ImagingU, launching soon.
The ImagingU CT Post-Primary Pathway course can be paired with ScanLabCT as part of a bundled education and training package, and is designed to help students pass the CT registry and develop a strong foundation of skills to succeed in the CT field. For educators and managers, the bundles package provides a comprehensive suite of resources to teach and train CT.
About ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT
ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT are the first-ever MRI and CT simulators that quantify and assess clinical competence and scan quality. Our revolutionary virtual software replicates real-life MRI and CT scans and clinical situations so users can experience all thoughts and practices of being at the scanner but without unnecessary safety risk to the patient, loss of revenue, and time and scheduling constraints. ScanLabMR and ScanLabCT also provides educators and managers with the tools to evaluate and quantitatively assess user performance to bring a higher standard of education and training to universities, hospitals, and medical facilities.