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Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 55–63 | Cite as

A collaboratory for radiation therapy treatment planning optimization research

  • J. DeasyEmail author
  • E. K. Lee
  • T. Bortfeld
  • M. Langer
  • K. Zakarian
  • J. Alaly
  • Y. Zhang
  • H. Liu
  • R. Mohan
  • R. Ahuja
  • A. Pollack
  • J. Purdy
  • R. Rardin
Article

Abstract

Intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning (IMRTP) is a challenging application of optimization technology. We present software tools to facilitate IMRTP research by computational scientists who may not have convenient access to radiotherapy treatment planning systems. The tools, developed within Matlab and CERR (computational environment for radiotherapy research), allow convenient access, visualization, programmable manipulation, and sharing of patient treatment planning data, as well as convenient generation of dosimetric data needed as input for treatment plan optimization research. CERR/Matlab also provides a common framework for storing, reviewing, sharing, and comparing optimized dose distributions from multiple researchers.

Keywords

Radiation therapy treatment planning Intensity modulated radiation therapy Optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Deasy
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. K. Lee
    • 2
  • T. Bortfeld
    • 3
  • M. Langer
    • 4
  • K. Zakarian
    • 1
  • J. Alaly
    • 1
  • Y. Zhang
    • 5
  • H. Liu
    • 6
  • R. Mohan
    • 6
  • R. Ahuja
    • 7
  • A. Pollack
    • 8
  • J. Purdy
    • 1
  • R. Rardin
    • 9
  1. 1.Division of Bioinformatics and Outcomes Research Department of RadiationOncology Washington UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of Technologyand Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Indiana UniversityIndianapolisUSA
  5. 5.Rice UniversityHoustonUSA
  6. 6.UT M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  7. 7.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  8. 8.Fox Chase Cancer CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  9. 9.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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