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Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) system at MD Anderson

http://bit.ly/oy6Dsn VERT creates a three-dimensional (3-D) environment that replicates a radiation therapy treatment room, projected on a screen. It uses state-of-the-art, rear-projection technology to project interactive 3-D images onto a screen 14 feet tall and nine feet wide, in the school's Kinder Foundation classroom. VERT produces captivating, life-size graphics and tracks the movement of the participant, enabling students to visually move around a patient to practice complex procedures. The system also can be configured for different brands of linear accelerators. This gives students an advantage if they pursue a career at another hospital that uses a different brand. Wearing special 3-D goggles, students can practice their clinical skills in a safe, less intimidating environment before they step into an actual clinic. "VERT is a virtual representation of a radiotherapy treatment room," explains Shaun Caldwell, assistant professor, School of Health Professions. "It's an amazing tool that's revolutionizing the way we teach radiation therapy."
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