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|Title:||IMRT beam angle optimization using electromagnetism-like algorithm|
Rocha, Ana Maria A. C.
Dias, Joana M.
Ferreira, Brígida C.
Lopes, Maria do Carmo
Beam Angle Optimization
|Journal:||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|Abstract(s):||The selection of appropriate beam irradiation directions in radiotherapy – beam angle optimization (BAO) problem – is very impor- tant for the quality of the treatment, both for improving tumor irradia- tion and for better organs sparing. However, the BAO problem is still not solved satisfactorily and, most of the time, beam directions continue to be manually selected in clinical practice which requires many trial and error iterations between selecting beam angles and computing ﬂuence patterns until a suitable treatment is achieved. The objective of this pa- per is to introduce a new approach for the resolution of the BAO problem, using an hybrid electromagnetism-like algorithm with descent search to tackle this highly non-convex optimization problem. Electromagnetism- like algorithms are derivative-free optimization methods with the ability to avoid local entrapment. Moreover, the hybrid electromagnetism-like algorithm with descent search has a high ability of producing descent directions. A set of retrospective treated cases of head-and-neck tumors at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Coimbra is used to discuss the beneﬁts of the proposed algorithm for the optimization of the BAO problem.|
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