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BY Deborah Lynn Blumberg

Think virtual reality is just about gaming and movies? Think again.

This fall, radiation therapy students at MD Anderson are slipping on virtual reality goggles that create a simulated radiotherapy treatment room where a virtual patient awaits treatment.

Using a new 3D program, the students are practicing delivering proton therapy, which sends a high dose of radiation into the patient’s tumor with pinpoint accuracy. Unlike...

Radiation therapy student Jenna Casper practices delivering proton therapy to a simulated patient.