ISUOG just Taught its First-Ever “BT” Practical Course Using Volutracer O.P.U.S. in ONLINE Modality

16 september 2021


Last weekend, 20 participants from Belgium, Holland, Ghana, Lebanon, and many other countries performed supervised obstetric and gynecological ultrasound simulation practices, each plugged in from his or her corner of the world in real time.

ISUOG BT’s Director Gihad Chalouhi from France and Professors Suresh Seshadri from India, Shabnam Bobdiwala from the United Kingdom, Catalina Valencia from Colombia, and Mauricio Herrera also from Colombia were the ones who gave the theoretical-practical lectures and evaluated the students in 7-hour sessions each day.

The first day, Saturday 17, they went over ISUOG’s official scanning approaches: The 20 + 2 Planes Approach to the Routine Mid-Trimester ScanThe 6-steps ApproachFetal and Gynecological Ultrasound, among other subjects. The professors used their Volutracer OPUS simulators to showcase each step of the scanning process: the sequence of hand movements one must do while holding the transducer to reach each target plane, the measuring of the resulting image, and the final interpretation.

Next day, Chalouhi, Suresh, and Shabnam lead live practical sessions with all the students divided into two virtual rooms. The method was fully interactive: the students shared their screens and were evaluated and guided by the professors in real time.

To top off this original initiative by ISUOG, the students will have to compete in a contest: the OPUS Academy 10-Strike Challenge. The winner will receive an honorable mention on ISUOG’s webpage and a journal membership.

Inspiring Women's Healthcare: Mindray Unveils Nuewa I9, a New OB/GYN Diagnostic Ultrasound System



Mindray (SZSE: 300760), a global leading developer and provider of medical devices and solutions, has introduced the, Nuewa I9, its latest cart-based ultrasound system and tailored solution for Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). Committed to inspiring women’s healthcare, Mindray’s Nuewa I9 elevates scanning capacity to new levels by combining innovative design and exceptional imaging quality with the latest technologies.

Nuewa I9 offers an unrivaled ultrasound scanning experience in its class. Each feature and innovation have been deliberately designed to address the daily challenges of OB/GYN clinicians. The result is a full-stack smart solution for extraordinarily efficient care, which covers the entire continuum from pre-pregnancy to obstetrics and post-partum,” said He Xujin, General Manager of Mindray Imaging System Division.

Nuewa I9 boasts a well-thought-out design for the ultimate convenience. Its foldable height and compact body allow the system to easily pass through doors for quick access across departments. Meanwhile, the breakthrough exam-specific iConsole control panel is optimized to adapt to different clinical scenarios, and its E-ink keys can be easily customized for the most frequently used functions.

The entire solution is powered by Mindray’s revolutionary ZST+ platform, which overcomes traditional trade-off limitations to deliver exceptional image quality for infinite imaging solutions with non-stop improvements. Nuewa I9 is also packed with automated tools to improve workflow and efficiency in women’s and neonatal care, such as Smart-VTrace, Smart Pelvic and Smart Hip.

One of the biggest innovations featured in Mindray’s Nuewa I9 is Smart Scene 3D, a scenario-oriented volume scan technique that enables the automatic identification of tissue characteristics and provides an organ-specific diagnosis. The technology supports the whole examination procedure starting with auto clinical scenario identification, then harnesses automation at every point from imaging optimization to plane acquisition, quantification, and the creation of an automated workflow. As a result, Nuewa I9 alleviates the workload of manual operation; reduces scanning time for individual patients; and delivers a truly easy, accurate and fast diagnosis.

Nuewa I9 also makes 3D/4D interactions extremely intuitive with reduced knob adjustments. Clinicians need only to click and choose their desired effect for different application scenarios, such as Routine, iLive, Bone, Tissue, and Follicle. Preset imaging settings have been integrated in the system for optimal volume imaging effects, and support ease of use in every possible clinical scenario for OB/GYN.