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Qbion radiology simulation software is the result of research and development at Umeå University in Sweden and Stanford University, California, USA.
Research areas of importance are:

Scientific papers
Häll L, Söderström T, Ahlqvist J, Nilsson T. Collaborative learning with screen-based simulation in health care education : an empirical study of collaborative patterns and proficiency development. Oxford: Blackwell; Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 2011;27(5):448-461.

Nilsson T, Hedman L, Ahlqvist J. Dental student skill retention eight months after simulator-supported training in oral radiology. American Dental Education Association; Journal of dental education. 2011;75(5):679-684.

Häll L, Söderström T, Nilsson T, Ahlqvist J. Integrating computer based simulation training into curriculum : complicated and time consuming?. In: Readings in Technology and Education: Proceedings of ICICTE 2009. University of the Fraser Valley Press; 2009. p. 90-98.

Söderström T, Häll L, Nilsson T, Ahlqvist J. How does computer based simulator-training impact on group interaction and proficiency development?. In: Proceedings of ICICte 2008: Readings in Technology and Education. 2008. p. 650-659.

Nilsson T. Simulation supported training in oral radiology : methods and impact on interpretative skill. [Thesis]. Umeå: Odontologi; 2007. Umeå University odontological dissertations, 99.

Nilsson T, Hedman L, Ahlqvist J. A Randomized Trial of Simulation-Based Versus Conventional Training of Dental Student Skill at Interpreting Spatial Information in Radiographs. The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.: Simulation in Healthcare:. 2007;2(3):164-169.

Nilsson T, Hedman L, Ahlqvist J. Visual-spatial ability and interpretation of three-dimensional information in radiographs. Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology. 2007;36:86-91.

Nilsson T, Ahlqvist J, Johansson M, Isberg A. Virtual reality for simulation of radiographic projections: validation of projection geometry. Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology. 2004;33(1):44-50.

Congress presentations
Simulation supported examination in oral radiology
J Ahlqvist1, S Lagerstedt1, M Lemke1, T Nilsson1, M Johanssson1, L Hedman2
1Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Odontology, 2Skill Acquisition Lab, Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Oral Presentation at the 11th Congress of the European Academy of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology, June 25-28, 2008. Budapest, Hungary

A randomized experimental study on simulation based training in radiographic projection. Effects on skill among radiologic technology students.
Jan Ahlqvist1 OD, Magnus Johansson1, Tore Nilsson1 DDS, Leif Hedman2 PhD, Terry S. Desser3 MD, Garry Gold3 MD, Parvati Dev4 PhD, Patricia Youngblood4, PhD
1Department of Odontology and department of 2Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden 3School of Medicine, Stanford University and 4Stanford University Medical & Media Information Technologies CA, USA
Oral Presentation at the 8th Annual International meeting on simulation in healthcare Jan 14 – 16 2008, San Diego, USA

Technical development of a virtual reality simulator for GI fluoroscopy
Terry S. Desser MD, Jan Ahlqvist DDS PhD, Magnus Johansson, Andreas Grahn, Robert Cheng MS, Garry Gold MD MSEE
Oral presentation at the 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting November 30 – December 5, Chicago, USA

Virtual reality simulator for training technologists in cervical spine radiography: Deployment and assessment
Terry S. Desser MD, Jan Ahlqvist DDS PhD, Leif Hedman PhD, Tore Nilsson DDS PhD, , Patricia Youngblood PhD, Magnus Johansson, Robert Cheng MS, Garry Gold MD MSEE
Oral presentation at the 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting November 30 – December 5, Chicago, USA