An evaluation of prototype VR medical training environment: applied surgical anatomy training for malignant breast disease

Ben Michael Ward, Vassilis Charissis, David Rowley, Paul Anderson, Linda Brady

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    Abstract

    This paper presents an enquiry into the suitability of Virtual Reality (VR) technology as the principal training method for applied surgical anatomy. In this work we present the development of a prototype VR medical training environment and the evaluation results of preliminary trials aiming to identify the effectiveness of the system in the subject domains of anatomy teaching and surgical rehearsal, whilst acknowledging current training requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)500-505
    Number of pages6
    JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Volume132
    Issue number16
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • virtual reality
    • 3D visualisation
    • anatomy
    • pathology
    • breast cancer
    • surgery
    • tutorials
    • human computer interaction

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