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Virtual reality to treat cancer

13th October 2008

A virtual reality program is being used to help radiotherapy students at Kingston University find out how to treat cancer patients.

The £300,000 machine simulates radiotherapy equipment and allows students to carry out virtual treatments. Geraldine Francis, head of Kingston's school of radiography, said the machine allowed students to "do what they need to in a safe environment."

 

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Article Information

Title: Virtual reality to treat cancer
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8720
Date Added: 13th Oct 2008

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