3D to relieve anxiety

Just the thought of undergoing radiation therapy is enough to induce
anxiety in many patients. Often, this anxiety is driven by
misconceptions about the radiotherapy process and the mysterious rooms
where treatment occurs. Patient education provides one of the best ways
to mitigate anxiety, and in a recent study published in the Journal of
Medical Radiation Sciences, a group of researchers “investigated the
utility of locally produced treatment process videos in meeting
patients’ informational needs.” The video the researchers used included
a combination of real-world footage and 3D simulations of the treatment
environment, offering patients and their families a transparent view of
the processes involved in radiation therapy. The use of multimedia
educational materials may well represent an improvement on face-to-face
orientations and printed educational brochures, dispelling some of the
mysteries of radiotherapy and helping to calm patients’ fears.

 

To read the complete study by Williams et al., click here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5355370/#!po=71.1538

 

To watch the video used by Williams et al., click here:

https://vimeo.com/tamworthnwcc/rt

 

Finally, to watch similar educational videos regarding radiation

oncology, click here:

https://www.targetingcancer.com.au/videos-about-radiation-therapy/