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