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The use of QTVR for teaching radiology and diagnostic imaging

Phillips, R., Lafitte, F. and Richardson, J.L. (2001) The use of QTVR for teaching radiology and diagnostic imaging. In: Apple University Consortium (AUC) Conference 2001: e-Xplore 2001: A face-to-face odyssey, 23 - 26 September 2001, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD

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This paper reports on the preparation of a technology-mediated alternative to print-based external study of a postgraduate unit in veterinary diagnostic imaging. A number of innovative uses of technology had to be developed in order to meet the educational requirements. Large radiograph images were converted into QuickTime VR format, which enabled them to be zoomed into and navigated, with significant savings in file size. An electronic whiteboard was developed using multi-user ShockWave, which enabled users to share and annotate QTVR images across the internet, while still retaining the QTVR navigation functions. A FileMaker Pro database was used to maintain details of images and associated clinical information. Finally, web pages were generated from the database as interactive case studies, delivered on CD. The paper outlines how these technologies are linked together in new ways to meet the learning needs of students.

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Murdoch Affiliation(s): Teaching and Learning Centre
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