The Cardiff University Radiography Virtual Environment Suite (CURVES) contains a facility which provides a 3D simulation of the radiotherapy environment.
It enables a 'hands-on' experience of using radiotherapy linear accelerator treatment machines in a safe environment.
To minimise the side effects of radiation, it is vital to safely plan where high energy photons and electrons are going to enter and exit the body. Masterplan allows students to create radiotherapy treatment plans, giving them time to learn and make mistakes without negative impact.
Virtual simulator (Prosoma)
The Prosoma virtual simulator simulates radiotherapy treatment and enables the user to visualise the anatomy of the patient in relation to a virtual radiation beam. As with Masterplan, it gives students the opportunity to learn and make mistakes without worrying about any negative impact.
Virtual Radiotherapy Treatment (VERT)
VERT provides a safe environment for students to practice and visualise the radiation beam as it passes through the body.