Radiotherapy Treatment Planning : New System Approaches Paperback / softback
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control series
An in depth examination of many of the complex issues associated with planning and optimisation of intensity modulated radiotherapy treatment.
It includes: a presentation of current practice, techniques and equipment used by medical physicists and others to deliver radiotherapy treatment; a systems modelling approach in the formulation of a beam model for optimisation, describing the effect of X-rays on human body tissues; a deterministic approach to the inverse problem in radiotherapy, based on weighted iterative least squares is modified to allow an adaptive scaling of the error to improve the performance of a general least squares algorithm; a guided random search methodology, based on genetic algorithms which is aimed at solving multi-objective optimisation problems is developed to optimise beam weight/wedge angle as well as coplanar beam orientation; the overall approach developed is demons trated practically using both traditional and modern measurement techniques.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 220 pages, 84 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 220 p. 84 illus.
- Publisher: Springer London Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/07/2012
- Category: Radiotherapy
- ISBN: 9781447112105