Virtual Reality in Brachytherapy Treatment Planning

In the first phase of this project a virtual reality (VR) environment is being developed in which a physician is able to see inside a patient's 3D anatomy in real-time while inserting applicators during brachytherapy treatment.

We envisage expanding this technique to other areas of radiotherapy to include haptic feedback in order to allow this technology to be used to provide an immersive environment for training, teaching, planning and delivering various types of radiation therapy.