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# Optimization Methods for Radiation Therapy Plans

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## Abstract

We develop and apply a variety of optimization methods to obtain, in three dimensions, optimal beam angles and intensities in radiation treatment of benign and malignant tumors. Thus, flexible and fast algorithms, graphics, and human interaction using computed tomography scans in three dimensional treatment problems are incorporated in the development of the methods and in the computational experiments that are reported. We use MATLAB as a means to demonstrate the viability of our optimization methods to aid oncology clinics in three dimensional treatment plans.

## Keywords

Simulated Annealing Compute Tomography Scan Linear Programming Model Beam Angle Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
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