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CP and IP approaches to cancer radiotherapy delivery optimization

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CP and IP approaches to cancer radiotherapy delivery optimization
Abstract. We consider the problem of decomposing an integer matrix into a positively weighted sum of binary matrices that have the consecutive-ones property. This problem is well-known and of practical relevance. It has an important application in cancer radiation therapy treatment planning: the sequencing of multileaf collimators to deliver a given radiation intensity matrix, representing (a component of) the treatment plan. Two criteria characterise the efficacy of a decomposition: the beam-on time (the length of time the radiation source is switched on during the treatment), and the cardinality (the number of machine set-ups required to deliver the planned treatment). Minimising the former is known to be easy. However finding a decomposition of minimal cardinality is NP-hard. Progress so far has largely been restricted to heuristic algorithms, mostly using linear programming, integer programming and combinatorial enumerative methods as the solving approaches. We present a novel mod...
Davaatseren Baatar, Natashia Boland, Sebastian Bra
Added 25 Aug 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2011
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Authors Davaatseren Baatar, Natashia Boland, Sebastian Brand, Peter J. Stuckey
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