Medical Simulation Technologies is an innovative start-up company which develops and implements medical simulators for the teaching of medical personnel.
MST was founded in 2016 following 5 years of research and development by a team composed of medical specialists and engineers, all with an academic background and passion for innovation.
Our first successful challenge was to implement the innovative transesophageal echocardiography simulator, which gives a realistic feeling of the probe operation in a patient, thanks to the technologically advanced simulator of a TEE probe and unique software based on a three-dimensional dataset obtained from computed tomography (CT) scanning of a real patient.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is one of the main diagnostic tools of contemporary cardiology. It can provide high quality imaging of the heart due to the position of the probe in the esophagus, located close to the heart. However, obtaining clear diagnostic images is very demanding. It requires not only a detailed anatomical and clinical knowledge of the heart, but also the practical skills needed to properly manipulate the TEE probe.
Our TEE simulator is suitable for training students, residents, cardiologists, anesthetists and intensive care specialists who want to obtain skills without discomfort and the risk of unnecessary harm to patients.
The device is composed of light and mobile hardware (a phantom and TEE probe) connected to a regular PC by USB cable, advanced software and 3D model of a real heart and vessels. The screen interface shows not only 2D cross-sections similar to TEE images but also the components of the probe motion (probe depth, bends and rotation) as well as the angle of the imaging plane.
The advantage of our solution is the capability to use the CT data from a range of real patients with numerous pathologies, giving the chance to create a broad library of very realistic medical simulations and not just artificial models created by artists. Moreover, from patient to patient, there are anatomical differences in the heart and esophagus positions making successful probe manipulation even more demanding and this aspect can be trained as well.
Another advantage is a biplane option showing two simultaneous sections steered independently – as in contemporary 3D echo machines.
When the device is used with a laptop it becomes fully mobile and can be taken to any teaching location and connected to an external monitor. Simultaneous training of many students practicing at the same time under supervision of the trainer is also possible and the performance of each can be assessed before they go on to perform real patient examinations.
The innovation of our approach were confirmed by a European patent (EP2538398) granted in 2015, as well as the award in the InnoStars GoEurope 2016 challenge granted by:
Our simulator provides an economical and effective solution that will provide practical training for medical professionals. It will increase the potential number of good quality diagnostic studies, at the same time preventing patients and physicians from unnecessary discomfort and the possible complications of real patient examinations.
The educational package of TEE simulator
It consists of:
- USB compatible TEE probe simulator hardware
- A phantom
- A transportation case
- An MST software license
- An 3D dataset library of two real patients
- Promotional access to new heart models under development on our webpage: www.mstech.eu
- Remote technical support
- A hardware guarantee
Please look at the example of educational movies explaining the TEE exam views with the use of MST simulator.
More movies will be available soon.
30 of the January – 1 of February 2017, Arab Health 2017 in Dubaju (ZEA)
30 of the January – 1 of February 2017, Arab Health 2017 in Dubaju (ZEA)Representative of the MST was present at one of the world's biggest health care trade events in the world, which gathered this year more than 32,000 people. It was a great opportunity to meet global most innovative companies in the field of medical technology, which undoubtedly will be an inspiration for the further development of our company! The fair was also a chance to conduct meetings and establishing new relationships with representatives of companies, hospitals and medical universities, which we hope will result in closer cooperation and new projects. Participation in the Arab Health fair was possible within the cooperation between the MST and LifeScience Cluster Krakow in the frame of ProBio Malopolska project.
26-th of the January 2017, MIT Enterprise Forum Poland AccelaratorMST has been selected as one of 23 start-ups technology for acceleration in prestigious program based on the know-how of one of the world's top technology universities - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The aim of the program is to support innovative Polish micro and small companies developing unique technologies to accelerate the commercialization process of their solutions. The project reported 120 startups, including the financial, energy, medical and raw materials sector. Twenty-three of them, selected on the basis of elimination, go three-month process of acceleration and top five will go on a week's Bootcamp to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. The added value of the program will be also support of the big companies, such as PKO Bank Polski, PGNiG Group, KGHM Group or Adamed Group (guardian of our path: "Health").
07-09 of the December, 2016 EuroEcho-Imaging 2016 in Leipzig – our experience of participationThe booth of MST was visited by over 150 physicians who had opportunity to practice TEE simulation on our devices. Almost all of them gave us very positive feedback confirming high educational value of the product. We thank everyone for the fruitful meeting during EuroEcho-Imaging Congress 2016 in Leipzig and for the opportunity to present out TEE Simulator based on a CT scan dataset. We are particularly happy this concept was accepted by many distinguished cardiologist visiting out booth. We are also very pleased to inform you, that we have a special sales offer of our TEE simulator (MST educational package) for the participants that attended the EuroEcho-Imaging Congress in Leipzig. We will be very happy to answer any requests sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to establishing wider cooperation in the future.
The key to our success is an open mind and a team of professionals, which is why our company is created from a multidisciplinary group of experts: programmers, hardware specialists and medical practitioners. We believe this gives us the advantage of innovation, quality, and a focus on practical solutions