Even though the latest enhancements require further investigation before clinical implementation, DIBH remains a standard technique in many clinics. A survey was posted in July 2017 in the MedPhys listserv polling subscribers about what coaching method was used most commonly for DIBH in clinics. In the survey, the options given were verbal coaching, a visual system with goggles, a visual system with an in-room display, or other. The results of this survey showed that 60.61% of the 33 respondents used verbal coaching. Respondents chose verbal coaching for its ease of implementation and perceived effectiveness. However, they noted that it did not work well with patients that suffered from hearing loss or language barriers.
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