Design, Development, and Validation of a Virtual Radiation Oncology Clinic for Error Training

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Material Information

Title:
Design, Development, and Validation of a Virtual Radiation Oncology Clinic for Error Training
Physical Description:
1 online resource (244 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Willoughby, Twyla R
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Committee Chair:
BOVA,FRANK J
Committee Co-Chair:
GILLAND,DAVID R
Committee Members:
MULLER,KEITH E
DANA,THOMAS M
DVORAK,TOMAS
MEEKS,SANFORD L

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
radiation -- simulation -- virtual
Biomedical Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Biomedical Engineering thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Virtual reality systems have been widely accepted in medical training and other high risk professions because they allow the user a full opportunity to work independently and to encounter errors in a safe and cost effective manner. A Virtual Radiation Oncology Clinic (VROC) was designed and developed to allow self-guided training for radiation oncology physicians and staff. The design involved identifying the key elements of the radiation oncology process from the physician's perspective. These elements include tumor volume identification, dose prescription, plan evaluation, and radiation dose verification. Feedback opportunities and specific metrics to use within the VROC were identified through a review of the literature along with a review of the overall workflow in radiation oncology. Recommended feedback includes contour evaluation and feedback about the quality of the overall treatment. The VROC includes a tool to assist in error analysis once a patient treatment is completed. Development included creating applications to generate feedback metrics, provide error analysis, and simulate the daily radiation treatment information. Once the VROC was designed and developed it was used to simulate a set of sample errors based on those reported in the literature. Tests of the VROC involved verifying the accuracy of the simulated daily treatment information compared to actual treatment information and analyzing the feedback metrics to be able to score the severity of the simulated error. Final face validation included evaluating the overall realism and utility of the VROC tool. Construct validation tests are proposed for the next implementation of the VROC system.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Twyla R Willoughby.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: BOVA,FRANK J.
Local:
Co-adviser: GILLAND,DAVID R.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2015-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046652:00001