Projectional Radiography Simulator: an Interactive Teaching Tool

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Radiographers need to know a broad range of knowledge about X-ray radiography, which can be specific to each part of the body. Due to the harmfulness of the ionising radiation used, teaching and training using real patients is not ethical. Students have limited access to real X-ray rooms and anatomic phantoms during their studies. Books, and now web apps, containing a set of static pictures are then often used to illustrate clinical cases. In this study, we have built an Interactive X-ray Projectional Simulator using a deformation algorithm with a real-time X-ray image simulator. Users can load various anatomic models and the tool enables virtual model positioning in order to set a specific position and see the corresponding X-ray image. It allows teachers to simulate any particular X-ray projection in a lecturing environment without using real patients and avoiding any kind of radiation risk. This tool also allows the students to reproduce the important parameters of a real X-ray machine in a safe environment. We have performed a face and content validation in which our tool proves to be realistic (72% of the participants agreed that the simulations are visually realistic), useful (67%) and suitable (78%) for teaching X-ray radiography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC)
PublisherThe Eurographics Association
Pages125 - 128
Number of pages4
ISBN (electronic)978-3-03868-096-3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2019
EventAnnual Conference in Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC) - Bangor, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sept 2019 → …


ConferenceAnnual Conference in Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC)
Abbreviated titleEG CGVC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period12/09/19 → …
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