This model offers the opportunity of training and acquiring skill in the use of the different fiberscope in esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and in Vater’s papilla. Esophageal varices, early cancer, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer are very lifelike and accurate. In order to check whether each part is definitely observed or not, an indicating function is included .
This model offers the opportunity of training and acquiring skill in the use of the different fiberscope models in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum and in Vater’s papilla. As the orientation of all these anatomical structures is very realistic and accurate, it is a very useful simulator on which to practice before performing the insertion technique on a living body. Up until now, it has been very difficult to acquire ERCP skill with models. This model now makes it possible to practice both the “Pushing Method” and the “Stretching Method”.
In order to check whether each part is definitely observed or not, an indicating function is included. This newly added device enables more effective orientation to be accomplished. The attached optical fiber lead attaches the fiberscope to the sensor, and if the observation using the fiberscope is done accurately, a lamp will turn on and a buzzer will sound. A “Clear” switch is used to reset the lamps .