Toward a simulation and assessment method for the practice of camera-guided rigid bronchoscopy

Lawrence H. Salud, Alec R. Peniche, Jonathan C. Salud, Alberto L. De Hoyos, Carla M. Pugh

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We have developed a way to measure performance during a cameraguided rigid bronchoscopy using manikin-based simulation. In an effort to measure contact pressures within the airway during a rigid bronchoscopy, we instrumented pressure sensors in a commercially available bronchoscopy task trainer. Participants were divided into two groups based on self-reported levels of expertise: novice (none to minimal experience in rigid bronchoscopy) and experts (moderate to extensive experience). There was no significant difference between experts and novices in the time taken to complete the rigid bronchoscopy. However, novices touched a greater number of areas than experts, showing that novices induce a higher number of unnecessary soft-tissue contact compared to experts. Moreover, our results show that experts exert significantly less soft tissue pressure compared to novices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Bronchoscopy Simulation
  • Evaluation/methodology
  • Human-centered computing
  • Learning Technologies
  • Sensors
  • Simulation Support Systems
  • Surgical Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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