Virtual Reality Applied to Operational Procedures on Nuclear Medicine


M. A. Assis
A. C. A. Mól
Joaquim Santos
Yuri Fernandes
E. R. Martins


Radiopharmacy is an integral and essential part of the nuclear medicine service presenting as primary responsibility, the preparation and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals to patients, for radiodiagnostic or radiotherapeutic procedures. The guarantee of excellence in a radiopharmacy service requires a deep qualification from the pharmacist, as it is an activity considered dangerous, with regard to the protection of workers, as well as the external public. One of the main challenges is related to the manipulation, disposal and path of radiopharmaceuticals within the hospital environment, since it implies exposure to ionizing radiation, which in excess, can offer serious risks to human health. In this sense, the training and qualification of professionals is of paramount importance, in accordance with the rules and regulations referring to the Nuclear Medicine Service published by ANVISA, CNEN and international recommendations by the IAEA. One of the possible ways to perform these tasks is through the use of virtual reality (VR). Virtual environments have advantages such as, for example, simulating hypothetical situations, foreseen in security protocols and difficult to real training.


Virtual Reality Applied to Nuclear Area