A Variable Neighbourhood Search Algorithm for the Beam Angle Selection Problem in Radiation Therapy

Maicholl Gutierrez, Guillermo Cabrera-Guerrero

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Resumen

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is one of the most common techniques in radiation therapy for cancer treatment. One first problem within IMRT is to find the best possible combination of beam angles so we can deliver a clinically acceptable treatment plan to the patient. This problem, also known as the Beam Angle Optimization (BAO) problem, is very hard to solve and, thus, different strategies combining heuristics and mathematical programming have been proposed in the literature. In this paper, we propose to combine a simple yet efficient variable neighborhood search (VNS) algorithm with an interior point strategy to (approximately) solve the BAO problem. We apply our hybrid algorithm on a prostate case and compare the obtained results to those obtained by a previously proposed local search algorithm. Results show that the VNS is able to find beam angles configurations that are quite competitive w.r.t. those found by the local search algorithm.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2018 37th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2018
EditorialIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (versión digital)9781538692332
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2 jul. 2018
Publicado de forma externa
Evento37th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2018 - Santiago, Chile
Duración: 5 nov. 20189 nov. 2018

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings - International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC
Volumen2018-November
ISSN (versión impresa)1522-4902

Conferencia

Conferencia37th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2018
País/TerritorioChile
CiudadSantiago
Período5/11/189/11/18

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