Mathematical Aspects of Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning: Continuous Inversion Versus Full Discretization and Optimization Versus Feasibility

  • Yair Censor
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 110)


A mathematical formulation of the radiation therapy problem consists of a pair of forward and inverse problems. The inverse problem is to determine external radiation beams, along with their locations, profiles, and intensities, that will provide a given dose distribution within the irradiated object. We discuss the inverse problem in its fully discretized formulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yair Censor
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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