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Virtual reality training for radiotherapy becomes a reality

Phillips, R; Ward, J W; Page, L; Grau, C; Bojen, A; Hall, J; Nielsen, K; Nordentoft, V; Beavis, A W


R Phillips

J W Ward

L Page

C Grau

A Bojen

J Hall

K Nielsen

V Nordentoft

A W Beavis


A 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 immersive VERT systems for radiotherapy training were established for training purposes at the University Aarhus Hospital (Denmark) and the Birmingham City University (UK). This paper reports on early evaluations of VERT by these two institutions.


Phillips, R., Ward, J. W., Page, L., Grau, C., Bojen, A., Hall, J., …Beavis, A. W. (2008). Virtual reality training for radiotherapy becomes a reality. Studies in health technology and informatics, 132, 366-371

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2008
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2014
Journal Studies In Health Technology And Informatics
Print ISSN 0926-9630
Publisher IOS Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 132
Pages 366-371
Keywords Virtual reality; Virtual environment; Medical training; Medical simulation; Radiotherapy; Radiation therapy; Health; Medicine; Medical education
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Additional Information (Chapter in Medicine meets virtual reality 16 - ISBN 978-1-58603-822-9, v.132 in the series Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)