3D Virtual Reality: Changing the Standard of Care for Patients with Cancer and Their Caregivers
Douglas Holt, MD, Chief Resident, Radiation Oncology
University of Colorado Cancer Center, UCHealth-Oncology Services
Virtual reality (VR) is uniquely positioned to improve patient understanding of cancer and its treatments. During clinical consultations, radiation oncology personnel use a mobile VR cart to provide 3D patient-specific CT, MRI, and PET-CT imaging to enhance provider and patient interaction, improve patient education, and reduce patient distress. Hear results from a clinical study that captured both quantitative and qualitative data on patient acceptance and perceived usefulness of VR in cancer education and treatment.
- This session will award .50 continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.