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Virtual Reality Prototype of a Linear Accelerator Simulator for Oncological Radiotherapy Training.

Chan, V.S., Iglesias, A., Haron, H., Prada, P.J., Ruiz, S., Galvez, A., You, L.H., Salleh, F.M. and Mohamed, F., 2022. Virtual Reality Prototype of a Linear Accelerator Simulator for Oncological Radiotherapy Training. In: ICCS 2022: International Conference on Computational Science, 21-23 June 2022, London, 676-689.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-08757-8_56


Learning to operate medical equipment is one of the essential skills for providing efficient treatment to patients. One of the current problems faced by many medical institutions is the lack or shortage of specialized infrastructure for medical practitioners to conduct hands-on training. Medical equipment is mostly used for patients, limiting training time drastically. Virtual simulation can help alleviate this problem by providing the virtual embodiment of the medical facility in an affordable manner. This paper reports the current results of an ongoing project aimed at providing virtual reality-based technical training on various medical equipment to radiophysicist trainees. In particular, we introduce a virtual reality (VR) prototype of a linear accelerator simulator for oncological radiotherapy training. The paper discusses the main challenges and features of the VR prototype, including the system design and implementation. A key factor for trainees’ access and usability is the user interface, particularly tailored in our prototype to provide a powerful and versatile yet friendly user interaction.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Supported by European Union Horizon 2020 project PDE-GIR (Ref. MSCA-RISE778035), Malaysia’s Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (No. 5F395) and project of Ref. TIN2017-89275-R, of the MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033/FEDER, Spain.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Virtual reality · Linear accelerator · Medical simulator training · Oncological radiotherapy · Head-mounted display · User interface
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:37588
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:27 Sep 2022 15:33
Last Modified:27 Sep 2022 15:43


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