A Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training and Education - VERT

dc.contributor.authorWard, James W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBoejen, Annetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrau, Caien_US
dc.contributor.authorJois, Deepaken_US
dc.contributor.authorBeavis, Andy W.en_US
dc.contributor.editorK. Buehler and A. Vilanovaen_US
dc.description.abstractA report in 2007 to the UK Government identified a crisis in England for training staff and students for the radiotherapy treatment of cancer. The Hull authors have developed an immersive life size virtual environment of a radiotherapy treatment room, known as VERT, to address this problem. VERT provides the trainee with models, simulation, enhanced visualization and training aids for treatment of virtual patients in a virtual treatment room. In 2007 VERT systems for radiotherapy training were established for training purposes at the University Aarhus Hospital (Denmark), Birmingham City University (UK) and the University of Ulster (UK). There are now some 70 VERT systems around the world. This paper reports on the simulation and visualization capabilities and reports on the use of VERT from the Aarhus University hospital and on the national evaluation of VERT in the UK [AC10]. These reports clearly indicate the clinical benefit of using a virtual environment approach, such as VERT, for training and education in radiotherapy.en_US
dc.description.seriesinformationEurographics 2011 - Dirk Bartz Prizeen_US
dc.publisherThe Eurographics Associationen_US
dc.subjectCategories and Subject Descriptors: I.3.1 Three-dimensional displays; I.3.4 Virtual device interfaces; I.3.7 Virtual reality; I.3.6 Interaction techniques; I.3.3 Picture/Image Generation. Keywords: Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Radiotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Simulation, Scientific Visualization, Education, Training.en_US
dc.titleA Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training and Education - VERTen_US
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