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Mathematical optimization for the inverse problem of intensity modulated radiation therapy

Yair Censor (yair***at***math.haifa.ac.il)

Abstract: In this tutorial we discuss modeling issues in intensity modulated radiation therapy, contrasting the continuous model with the fully-discretized one and considering feasibility formulations versus optimization setups. We review briefly some mathematical optimization techniques for IMRT. These include global optimization, multi-objective optimization, linear and mixed integer programming and projection methods.

Keywords: Intensity-modulated, radiation therapy, inverse problem, projection methods, multiobjective, simulated annealing.

Category 1: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Biomedical Applications )

Category 2: Global Optimization (Applications )

Citation: in: J.R. Palta and T.R. Mackie (Editors), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy: The State of The Art, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Medical Physics Monograph No. 29, Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 2003, pp. 25-49.

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Entry Submitted: 07/23/2003
Entry Accepted: 07/23/2003
Entry Last Modified: 07/23/2003

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