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Evaluation of the learning curve for learning MRI-US fusion prostate biopsies

With the advent of one-stop prostate cancer diagnostic clinics, the findings of this study are of interest to readers who may be implementing MRI-US transrectal or transperineal fusion biopsies to their clinical practice. This prospective cohort study evaluated 779 consecutive...

BXTAccelyon becomes global distribution partner for new online prostate MRI self-learning tool to enhance prostate cancer diagnosis

BXTAccelyon, the leading low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy partner to hospitals and clinics worldwide, and distribution partner for PrecisionPoint™, the...

Simulation-based training of procedural skills: application and integration of educational theories

Educational theories: how familiar are we with these theories and their application in our training? As a Simulation Fellow I have been involved in teaching specific procedural skills and running full immersion simulation sessions. This experience has exposed me to...

MOOCs

Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer-based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of...

BJUI Knowledge

BJUI Knowledge is an online educational platform for urologists. It enables e-learning and provides a record of continuing professional development (CPD). Access to the portal for e-learning and CPD is available online through the website (link below) or an accompanying...

The scent of Ethiopia: a personal story – part 1

Background The year was 2004; I had just moved to the UK as a young house officer and finished my observership programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. I was inspired by greats like Patrick Duffy and Phillip Ransley,...

UROsource

The European Association of Urology (EAU) has a new educational platform called UROsource, the learning library for urologists. The EAU library contains a searchable index of EAU conference proceedings, European Urology (EU) journals and EAU Guidelines. The searchable index is...

Figure 1 app

Figure 1 is an app that enables the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare...

The surgical trainer – are we still evolving?

“We need a system and we will surely have it – which will produce not only surgeons, but surgeons of the highest type” William Halsted MD William Halsted, a famous American surgeon, is widely credited with developing the first formal...

Elements of AI

Given that a recent issue of Urology News focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in urology and potential problems it might bring, this month’s digital review focuses on a free course in artificial intelligence. Elements of AI (www.elementsofai.com) is a free...