Not so long ago, radiographers were entirely reliant on real CT scanners to practice their skills. But this was a great challenge, given the cost and scarcity of the scanners. Is there a better alternative? Let’s find out with this brief article
Time to Let it Go
It is impractical to rely on CT scanners for each training session, as access to the same is limited due to relative scarcity and patient demand. Other challenges include high training costs, limited training scope, and the lack of an automated database (almost a crippler given the modern-day training demands). What we need now is a quicker, reliable, and streamlined platform to train radiologists in different scenarios and real-life procedures.
Virtual Reality’s Educational & Training Capabilities
The immersive potential of this technology makes learners more involved than they would through text-book or other online methods. This is due to the social, environmental, and personal environment that the platform so intrinsically offers. It offers trainees scenarios that would be quite difficult to replicate in the real world.
Read more to understand how Virtual Reality is the perfect tool to improve knowledge transfer and collaboration.
For Radiography Training
Virtual Reality offers an environment wherein the trainees can not only increase their practical training sessions but get trained in more procedures.
It is an experiential space that closely resembles the entire range of procedures that radiologists need to follow while operating CT scans during real-life procedures. The scenarios are designed in a way that trainees can learn without the fear of making mistakes, a kind of exposure much needed for all trainees of the medical profession.
Benefits at a Glance
- Quicker, frequent, and reliable training experiences
- Scalable, thanks to both online and offline training access
- Exposure to make decisions and calculations based on real scans
- Real-time tracking, enabling instant review and feedback
- Provides more life to the operational capacities of real CT scans