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February 20, 2015
Patient scanning system completed. The article "Interactive X-Ray and Proton Therapy Training and Simulation" accepted at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery conference CARS 2015 .

March 27, 2013 – March 27, 2014
3DRTT adds new servers to expand the user base.

July 10, 2012
Several hundred users are registered in the system globally.

January 13, 2010 – March 18, 2011
Rich JavaScript-based simulator interfaces are offered in addition to the fully X3D flavors. Enhancements to the back end implementation are made.

October 3, 2009
150 healthcare providers have used 3DRTT simulations. The customer base is expanding.

July 15, 2009
Dr. Hamza-Lup, I. Sopin, and O. Zeidan co-author an article in the ADVANCE Magazine for Imaging and Oncology Administrators. The article's title is "Towards 3D Web-Based Simulation and Training Systems for Radiation Oncology."

February 4, 2009
Dr. Hamza-Lup presented "Interactive 3D Web-Based Environments for Online Learning: Case Studies, Technologies and Challenges," at the International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning in Cancun, Mexico.

June 20, 2008
"Online external beam radiation treatment simulator" published in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Please see: http://www.springerlink.com/content/x05230422u7hx528.

May 5, 2008
Dr. Hamza-Lup presented a review of the projects developed involving multimodal environments at the 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST) held in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The paper entitled "Haptics and Extensible 3D in Web-Based Environments for e-Learning and Simulation" explores the potential of web-based multimodal systems for 3D simulations and haptic feedback.

April 25, 2008
"Web-based 3D Virtual Environments for Radiation Therapy Training," Ivan Sopin and Dr. Felix Hamza-Lup, receives 1st-place award at the 14th Annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA.

April 18, 2008
"Web-based 3D Virtual Environments for Radiation Therapy Training," Ivan Sopin and Dr. Felix Hamza-Lup, receives 2nd-place award at TechFest 2008, South University, Savannah, GA.

March 18, 2008
"Online External Beam Radiation Planning and Training" is accepted for publication and presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), 22nd International Congress and Exhibition, held in June, in Barcelona.

March 3, 2008
Users from 20 countries access the simulator remotely. Currently over ninety users are registered.

February 8, 2008
Assessment results prove high simulator accuracy (of less then 1 centimeter error). Students at the Radiologic Sciences department at Armstrong Atlantic State University use the tool from home to simulate pre-planned setups. Staff at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando are studying the clinical fesabillity of the simulator.

October 17, 2007
3DRTT website has moved to the XHTML format (the validation sign at the bottom of the page indicates that) to be as much compatible with different browsers as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions regarding the website's new look and feel.

August 9, 2007
3DRTT Discussion Board launched (see the top menu). Please create an account and participate in discussions regarding any radiation therapy topic. Feel free to ask questions regarding the 3DRTT simulator, and we would be glad to answer them. We currently have over 50 registered professional users that may also post helpful responses.

July 25, 2007
3DRTT servers upgraded and moved to high-speed Internet backbone. Domain registered. New web site: http://www.3drtt.org. Current number of professional users is over 50.

July 1, 2007
Treatment Planning - "Collision Detection" article appears in ADVANCE for Imaging and Oncology Administrators, Vol. 17, Issue 7, page 64. The article provides a brief description of the 3DRTT system.

April 27, 2007
"Web-based 3D Virtual Environments for Radiation Therapy Training," Ivan Sopin and Dr. Felix Hamza-Lup, receives award at TECH FEST 2007, Georgia Tech, Savannah, GA.

April 23, 2007
3DRTT project receives $30,000 funding from RSNA Research & Education Foundation to continue and promote the development of the simulator.

March 27, 2007
"Procedure Planning Simulator" presentation at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at the St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital, Savannah, Georgia.

March 5, 2007
Presentation "X3D in Radiation Therapy Procedure Planning" at the Web Information Systems and Technologies held in Barcelona, Spain (March 3-6).

February 9, 2007
Abstract accepted for presentation at (CARS 2007) Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 27 - 30, 2007, Berlin, Germany.

February 7, 2007
Presentation and Demo Sessions at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference in Long Beach, California.

January 26, 2007
Release of the beta version of the Novalis (BrainLab™) a full body radio-surgery system. The system allows 3D simulations and visualization of surgical procedures.

January 8, 2007
Paper accepted at the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies (WEBIST 2007), March 3-6, Barcelona, Spain. Authors: Hamza-Lup F.G., Sopin I., Lipsa D., and Zeidan O. Title: "X3D in Radiation Therapy Procedure Planning."

November 23, 2006
Presentation accepted at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference (MMVR 2007), Feb. 6-9, Long Beach, California. Authors: Hamza-Lup F.G., Sopin I., and Zeidan O. Title: "Comprehensive 3D Visual Simulation for Radiation Therapy Planning."

October 27, 2006
Talk: "Web-based Teaching for Radiation Therapy Students" at the Radiologic Sciences, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA. Followed by discussions of potential adoption of the simulator for teaching and training by the Department of Radiologic Sciences.

October 16, 2006
High-resolution laser scans of the gantry, collimator, and table have been processed and the optimized 3D models added to the simulator. Preliminary assessment conducted at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando, is in progress.

August 30, 2006
The Anne and Sigmund Hudson Mathematics and Computer Science Luncheon Colloquium Series, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA. The talk is titled "Visual and Haptic Interfaces in Medical Applications for Simulation and Training," Felix Hamza-Lup, Ph.D., Iyatiti Mokube, and Ivan Sopin.

July 31, 2006
48th AAPM Annual Meeting, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. The project is represented with a title "A 3D Collision Avoidance Tool for External Beam Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning," F. Hamza-Lup, L. Davis, S. Meeks, O. Zeidan. Visit the abstract information page for details.

April 28, 2006
TECH FEST 2006, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA. The poster is entitled "Advanced Training Tools for Medical Procedures," Ivan Sopin, Felix Hamza-Lup, Ph.D.

April 18–21, 2006
International Conference on 3D Web Technology, Columbia, MD. The short paper submitted is "Web-based 3D Planning Tool for Radiation Therapy Treatment," F. Hamza-Lup, L. Davis, O. Zeidan.

April 4–7, 2006
12th Annual Student Scholarship Symposium (SSS) Exhibition, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA. The presentation's title is "Advanced Training Tools for Medical Procedures," Ivan Sopin, Felix Hamza-Lup.

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February 20, 2015
Patient scanning system completed. The article "Interactive X-Ray and Proton Therapy Training and Simulation" accepted at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery conference CARS 2015 .

March 27, 2013 – March 27, 2014
3DRTT adds new servers to expand the user base.

July 10, 2012
Several hundred users are registered in the system globally.

January 13, 2010 – March 18, 2011
Rich JavaScript-based simulator interfaces are offered in addition to the fully X3D flavors. Enhancements to the back end implementation are made.

October 3, 2009
150 healthcare providers have used 3DRTT simulations. The customer base is expanding.