Modeling Internal Radiation Therapy

Egon van den Broek, Theo E. Schouten

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    Abstract

    A new technique is described to model (internal) radiation therapy. It is founded on morphological processing, in particular distance transforms. Its formal basis is presented as well as its implementation via the Fast Exact Euclidean Distance (FEED) transform. Its use for all variations of internal radiation therapy is described. In a benchmark trial, FEED proved to be truly exact as well as faster than a comparable technique. These features can be of crucial importance in radiation therapy as the balance between maximization of treatment effect and doses that cause unwanted damage to healthy tissue is fragile. This balance can be secured using the modeling technique presented here.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms
    EditorsM. Pellegrini, A. Fred, J. Filipe, H. Gamboa
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC PRESS
    Pages228-233
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8425-36-2
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2011

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    Keywords

    • METIS-277523
    • Modeling
    • Exact
    • IR-75882
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • FEED
    • Distance transform
    • EWI-19529
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
    • Radiation therapy

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    van den Broek, E., & Schouten, T. E. (2011). Modeling Internal Radiation Therapy. In M. Pellegrini, A. Fred, J. Filipe, & H. Gamboa (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (pp. 228-233). Portugal: INSTICC PRESS.