Neuro Training & Simulation - ROWENA
ROWENA (Realistic Operative Workstation for Educating Neurosurgical Apprentices) is a state of the art neurosurgical simulator, providing a realistic, cost effective and accessible training environment for trainee medical professionals and practicing surgeons.
Designed by a practising neurosurgeon, ROWENA is a high-fidelity product for neurosurgical training simulation, available in both adult and paediatric variants.
Its primary aim is to aid teaching of basic neurosurgical techniques and approaches in conjunction with common surgical instrumentation.
With changes in medical training and career structure, exposure to operative surgery has been dramatically decreased. Furthermore, many national training bodies have decreed that simulation should be an integral part of all surgical training programmes. Neurosurgery has lagged behind other specialities in this regard, in part due to the lack of suitable simulators. This is what ROWENA is designed to rectify.
ROWENA is a durable head base, featuring face, neck and ears with accurate internal skull base anatomy. On top of this is fixed a realistic cranium consisting of the skull vault (with accurate vascular markings in realistically textured bone) overlying scalp layer and underlying dura (complete with vascular markings). The latter two both ‘peel away’ from the bone with a realistic degree of adherence.
Within the skull vault is an equally realistic brain, containing a fluid filled ventricular system for more advanced simulations. Both the cranial vault and the brain are essentially consumables, which can be inexpensively replaced once they have been operated upon to destruction. The head base is permanent.
There are no ferrous metal components making it suitable for both CT and MRI scanning. Also, this feature enables simulation of a wide variety of procedures and operations; from head positioning to image guided ventricular catheter placement.
For further details on ROWENA, including a range of adult and paediatric kits, please call one of our specialists on 01782 637009 or email by clicking here.