Using working radiotherapy machines to train residents can be an expensive proposition. Since the devices can cost millions of dollars, time is usually optimized to stream patients through and little remains for training sessions. Vertual Ltd. out of Hull, England is providing a solution that skips over the problem by offering a virtual training simulator for a number of radiotherapy machines.
MTB Europe reports:
VERT was developed by Professor Andy Beavis, Professor Roger Phillips and James Ward in a joint development effort between the University of Hull and Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
By wearing 3D glasses, VERT allows students to walk around a virtual training room using computer-generated equipment and a hand-held pendant, identical to that of the actual equipment used, to simulate surgery, removing the need for training to be carried out in very expensive radiography treatment suites.