An Augmented γ-Spray System to Visualize Biological Effects for Human Body
1 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Advanced Course in Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering, Electronic Systems Course, 551 Kohda, Takuma-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1192, Japan
2 National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, 551 Kohda, Takuma-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa, 769-1192, Japan
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Published online: 25 September 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a new educational system with an easy-to-use interface in order to support comprehension of the biological effects of radiation on the human body within a short period of time. A paint spray-gun was used as a gamma rays source mock-up for the system. The application screen shows the figure of a human body for radiation deposition using the γ-Sprayer, a virtual radiation source, as well as equivalent dosage and a panel for setting the irradiation conditions. While the learner stands in front of the PC monitor, the virtual radiation source is used to deposit radiation on the graphic of the human body that is displayed. Tissue damage is calculated using an interpolation method from the data calculated by the PHITS simulation code in advance while the learner is pulling the trigger with respect to the irradiation time, incident position, and distance from the screen. It was confirmed that the damage was well represented by the interpolation method. The augmented ?-Spray system was assessed by questionnaire. Pre-post questionnaire was taken for our 41 students in National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College. It was also confirmed that the system has a capability of teaching the basic radiation protection concept, quantitative feeling of the radiation dose, and the biological effects
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