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Multi-criteria optimization and decision-making in radiotherapy

Sebastiaan Breedveld, David Craft, Rens van Haveren and Ben Heijmen

European Journal of Operational Research, 2019, vol. 277, issue 1, 1-19

Abstract: Radiotherapy (radiation therapy) is one of the main treatments for cancer. The aim is to deliver a prescribed radiation dose to the tumor, while keeping the unavoidable dose to the surrounding healthy organs as low as possible to minimize the probability of developing radiation induced complications. Radiotherapy treatment plan optimization strives to find machine parameters that result in desirable treatment plans. This is a large scale nonconvex multi-criteria optimization problem.

Keywords: Multiple objective programming; Decision processes; OR in health services; Radiotherapy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2018.08.019

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