Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (3): 419-423.

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The application of 3D visualization touchscreen table in standardization of surgical training: An analysis of faculty training


  • Received:2015-08-17 Revised:2015-12-15 Online:2016-03-05 Published:2016-02-22
  • Contact: Quan LIAO,

Abstract: Objective To explore 3D multi-touch visualization touchscreen table (MVT), this novel tool in standardization of surgical training, and to analyze its features and prospects in surgical teaching. Methods During faculty training seminars for standardized residency program, the educators were trained with how to learn surgical cases via this novel tool MVT. Then, they completed the survey, and through the scoring system, with 5 being the highest rating and 1 being the lowest evaluation, data was collected for further statistical analysis. Results A total of 106 educators participated in this session, aging 24-65 years old. Before our demonstration, neutral attitude were held by educators in apply MVT into surgical teaching (3.41 ± 1.44), while after the training given, educators obviously considered using this table into clinical teaching (4.25 ± 0.84). Significant difference was found between them (p <0.001). After the demonstration, educators felt that this table can be used simpler and easier to clarity a complex anatomical structure. Besides, real cases on the table could be very helpful for learning. Moreover, most educators held its useful information for them to improve surgical residency, with scores above 4.20. Conclusion Continuous application of 3D visualization of multi-touch technology could facilitate surgical trainees with good imaginal thinking and diagnostic thinking. This novel tool would further affect the future mode of teaching and diagnosis, and be helpful to residency training.

Key words: 3D multi-touch visualization table, surgical training, standardized residency

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