Our ScanTrainer Training Modules

ScanTrainer provides a growing library of training modules for Core Skills, as well as advanced pathology-related scanning skills and interpretive Case Studies for the more experienced user.

4 types of training modules

Core Skills

Using a selection of normal patient scans, these modules teach basic transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasound scanning skills. These include:

  • Orientation and probe manipulation
  • Identification and imaging of normal structures
  • Making appropriate measurements

There is detailed feedback available for all assignments, and the structured learning process is completed with a timed final examination to test newly acquired skills.

Advanced Skills

These modules teach more advanced skills on a range of difficult cases and typical pathologies using real patient scans. These skills include:

  • Identification and imaging of difficult or abnormal structures
  • Making appropriate measurements

As with Core Skills modules, there is detailed feedback available for all assignments.

Super Assessment Modules

Super Assessment modules that are designed to simulate the real life experience of examining and diagnosing patients in a busy hospital clinic. These new modules replicate the nature of real life scanning by testing a trainee’s ability to diagnose 10 randomly selected patient scenarios. The module assesses the trainee on a case-by-case basis and passes or fails their performance. Trainees are then offered detailed feedback to explain the correct diagnosis.

Case Studies

Case Studies present a library of both common and rare pathologies which more advanced trainees can use to help develop image interpretation and differential diagnosis skills. These Case Studies may be used to create customised assessment modules – Tutors can easily add their own multiple choice questions and answers, allowing them to be tailored to specific levels of trainee and different training programmes.

Training modules

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Gynaecology Core Skills TVS-G-CS-201

Lesson Summary

This core skills module teaches users how to assess the normal anatomy of the female pelvis using one normal anatomy patient case. The first assignments teach core scanning technique, including orientation, direction, pressure and image optimisation. The user is then taught identification of the key structures, assessment of the uterus and ovaries and how to take appropriate measurements. The skills learnt are then tested in the final examination.

Patient Information

30 year-old patient with normal uterus and a dominant follicle in the left ovary.

TVS G CS 201 cor UT

Difficult cases TVS-G-VAS-103

Lesson Summary

This advanced skills module demonstrates a range of pathologies that are difficult to scan using ultrasound. Each assignment is accompanied by an in-depth video explaining the particular pathology. The video also outlines difficulties you may encounter during the scan and demonstrates techniques that can be used to alleviate them.

Patient Information

Case one: 25-year old patient with a normal retroverted uterus. Patient has been referred because of pain. Case two: 24 year-old patient with heavy periods, trying to conceive. Demonstrates a didelphyic uterus. Case three: 60 year-old patient with urinary retention. Demonstrates an ovarian fibroma. Case four: 29 year old patient 6 days after a resection of her uterine septum. Case five: 30 year old patient with high BMI and multiple fibroids.

TVS G VAS 103 high BMI

Fibroid TVS-G-AS-101

Lesson Summary

This advanced skills module teaches users how to assess fibroids, including taking appropriate measurements. The user is taught on a patient case with a large intramural fibroid and endometriosis of the ovaries. The skills learnt are then tested in a final examination.

Patient Information

Patient presenting with heavy periods and pelvic pain. On examination the uterus was found to be enlarged.

TVS Gynae Advanced Skills and Case Study Fibroid

Ovarian Cyst TVS-G-AS-102

Lesson Summary

This advanced skills module teaches users how to assess ovarian cysts, including taking appropriate measurements. The user is taught on a patient case with a cyst in the let ovary. The skills learnt are then tested in the final examination.

Patient Information

Perimenopausal patient presenting with lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Her right ovary has previously been removed.

TVS ovarian cyst

Ovarian Masses TVS-G-AS-104

Lesson Summary

This advanced skills module teaches trainees to assess ovarian masses. Skills are taught on a case with a multilocular lesion containing solid and cystic components. The following skills are taught: measurement of ovarian diameter, measurement of papillary projections, identification and measurement of solid areas and septal measurement.

Patient Information

48 year-old female patient demonstrating a multilocular lesion with solid and cystic components.

TVS G AS 104 Ov mass

Ovarian Masses super assessment set 1 TVS-G-SA-001

Lesson Summary

This super assessment module contains a series of TV scans of the female pelvis and demonstrates a variety of ovarian masses. It consolidates the learning from the TVS-G-AS-104 Ovarian masses module. Examples are included of ovarian masses in each of the IOTA classifications.

Patient Information

Case one: 28 year-old female patient with normal ovaries. Case two: 48 year-old female patient with a multiloculated solid cyst in her left ovary. Case three: 30 year-old female patient with bilateral endometriomas. Case four: 30 year-old female patient undergoing IVF treatment. Case five: 26 year-old female patient with a unilocular cyst in the left ovary. Case six: 45 year-old female patient with a solid mass in the right adnexa. Case seven: 30 year-old female patient with a unilocular cyst in the left ovary. Case eight: 35 year-old female patient with bilateral multilocular cysts. Case nine: 27 year-old female patient with a dermoid cyst in the left ovary. Case ten: 30 year-old female patient with a hydrosalphinx in the right adnexa.

TVS G SA 001

Dermoid Cyst: Case 1 TVS-G-SL-013

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A 30 year old patient with a 2 year history of primary infertility. Her periods were infrequent and last menstrual period was 6 weeks ago.

TVS Dermoid

Enlarged Uterus: Case 2 (Intramural Fibroid and IUCD) TVS-G-DD-010

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess diagnostic skills.

Patient Information

A 40 year old patient presenting with heavy periods. On examination, the uterus was found to be bulky.

TVS IUCD & Fibroid

Enlarged uterus: Case 1 (Fibroid) TVS-G-DD-001

Lesson Summary

The Lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess diagnostic skills.

Patient Information

A patient presenting with heavy periods and pelvic pain. On examination the uterus was found to be enlarged.

TVS Gynae Advanced Skills and Case Study Fibroid

Pelvic pain: Case 1 (Ovarian Cyst) TVS-G-DD-002

Lesson Summary

The Lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess diagnostic skills.

Patient Information

A patient presenting with intermittent lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Clinical examination the pelvis was unremarkable.

TVS ovarian cyst (case study SL)

Intramural Fibroid: Case 1 TVS-G-SL-001

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

Patient presenting with heavy periods and pelvic pain. On examination the uterus was found to be enlarged.

TVS Gynae Advanced Skills and Case Study Fibroid

Intramural Fibroid and IUCD: Case 1 TVS-G-SL-010

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A 40 year old patient presenting with heavy periods. On examination, the uterus was found to be bulky.

TVS IUCD & Fibroid

IUCD: Case 1 (Normal coil) TVS-G-DD-005

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

35 year-old woman referred by her GP to the sexual and Reproductive Health clinic as her IUCD threads were not visible on routine speculum examination.

TVS Gynae Advanced Skills and Case Study IUCD

IUCD: Case 2 (Impacted coil) TVS-G-DD-006

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A 35 year-old woman referred by her GP to the Sexual and Reproductive Health clinic as her IUCD threads were not visible on routine speculum examination.

TVS IUCD impacted

IUCD: Impacted Coil: Case 2 TVS-G-SL-006

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A 35 year-old woman referred by her GP to the Sexual and Reproductive Health clinic as her IUCD threads were not visible on routine speculum examination.

TVS IUCD impacted

IUCD: Normally sited: Case 1 TVS-G-SL-005

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

35 year-old woman referred by her GP to the sexual and Reproductive Health clinic as her IUCD threads were not visible on routine speculum examination.

TVS Gynae Advanced Skills and Case Study IUCD

Multioculated Cyst: Case 1 TVS-G-SL-002

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

Patient presenting with intermittent lower abdominal and pelvic pain. Clinical examination of the pelvis was unremarkable.

TVS ovarian cyst (case study SL)

Pelvic Masses: Ovarian Fibroma TVS-G-SL-007

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

The request for the scan was made by an urologist. The patient is a 60 year-old woman being investigated for an underlying cause of urinary retention managed by intermittent self-catheterisation.

TVS ovarian fibroma

Pelvic Masses: Pelvic Cyst TVS-G-SL-011

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A patient who presented with pelvic pain of twelve months duration. On examination there was a tender mass in the pouch of Douglas.

pseudocyst

Pelvic Pain: Case 2 (Hydrosalpinx) TVS-G-DD-003

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess diagnostic skills.

Patient Information

A patient 35 years old presenting with chronic moderate pelvic pain and infertility. On examination there was fullness in the posterior fornix and generalised pelvic tenderness.

TVS Hydrosalpinx

Pelvic Pain: Case 3 (Pseudocyst) TVS-G-DD-011

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A patient who presented with pelvic pain of twelve months duration. On examination there was a tender mass in the pouch of Douglas.

pseudocyst

Pelvic Pain: Case 4 (Dermoid Cyst) TVS-G-DD-013

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess diagnostic skills.

Patient Information

A 30 year old patient with a 2 year history of primary infertility. Her periods were infrequent and last menstrual period was 6 weeks ago.

TVS Dermoid

Tubo-Ovarian Cyst TVS-G-SL-003

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A patient 35 years old presenting with chronic moderate pelvic pain and infertility. On examination there was fullness in the posterior fornix and generalised pelvic tenderness.

TVS Hydrosalpinx

Uterine Morphology: Case 1 (Didelphys uterus) TVS-G-DD-008

Lesson Summary

The lesson consists of a patient scan, followed by a series of questions to assess image interpretation skills.

Patient Information

A woman aged 24 years who presented with heavy periods and trying to conceive for 12 months.

TVS didelphys

Advanced Features

Tutor Groups

Tutor Groups can be created, each with their own customised content, and trainees placed in different Tutor Groups specific to their training requirements.

Customised Modules

Customised Modules can be created which can, for example, include only those assignments a particular group of trainees should practice.

System Functions

Various System functions can be controlled by the tutor, including allowing expert videos and assignment summaries to be seen by tutors and/or trainees.

Reporting

Reporting allows tutors to see how their trainee are progressing and to produce reports on how the simulator is being used.