Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
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What we do is, of course, the same as any other physician. Instead of examining the patient with a reflex hammer or a stethoscope, we use an MR [magnetic resonance] or CT [computed tomography] or X-ray machine to examine the patient.
Some years ago I used to a lot of cerebral angiography, and that was an invasive procedure that carried some risk in order to make a diagnosis. And now that has essentially been replaced by CT angiography and MR angiography, which is much less invasive — really noninvasive — very quick and safe for the patient, and gives the same kind of information. So our procedures have evolved, becoming safer, less invasive, and really more diagnostic — more information being given to us and the referring physician.