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Virtual Reality Training for Radiotherapy becomes a Reality

@article{Phillips2008VirtualRT,
  title={Virtual Reality Training for Radiotherapy becomes a Reality},
  author={Roger Phillips and James W. Ward and L. Page and Cai Grau and Annette B{\o}jen and J. Hall and K. Nielsen and V. Nordentoft and Andrew W. Beavis},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2008},
  volume={132},
  pages={
          366-71
        }
}
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… 

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