Modeling optimal beam treatment with weighted regions for bio-medical applications

Ovidiu Daescu, James Dean Palmer

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Abstract

In bio-medicine optimal beam placement for radiation treatment requires consideration of different tissue areas which may have different properties that can be modelled using weighted regions. Solving a minimum separation problem in this domain corresponds to an optimal orientation for the beam. Such minimum separation problems can be solved efficiently by a software package called LinkSolver, that we describe in this chapter, which takes advantage of the underlying geometric properties of the minimum separation problem to find approximate solutions within a user specified tolerance of optimality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeneralized Voronoi Diagram
Subtitle of host publicationA Geometry-Based Approach to Computational Intelligence
EditorsMarina Gavrilova
Pages215-232
Number of pages18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume158
ISSN (Print)1860-949X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Daescu, O., & Palmer, J. D. (2009). Modeling optimal beam treatment with weighted regions for bio-medical applications. In M. Gavrilova (Ed.), Generalized Voronoi Diagram: A Geometry-Based Approach to Computational Intelligence (pp. 215-232). (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 158). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85126-4_9