TR2016-071

Rapid and accurate dose computation and optimization for IMPT


    •  Sullivan, A., Brand, M.E., "Rapid and accurate dose computation and optimization for IMPT", Particle Theory Co-Operative Group, May 2016.
      BibTeX TR2016-071 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Sullivan2016may,
      • author = {Sullivan, Alan and Brand, Matthew E.},
      • title = {Rapid and accurate dose computation and optimization for IMPT},
      • booktitle = {Particle Theory Co-Operative Group},
      • year = 2016,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2016-071}
      • }
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    Computer Vision

The speed of IMPT dose optimization is the key factor limiting the rate of treatment plan generation. Long optimization times have the effect of forcing dosimetrists to compromise due to time limitations and potentially select lower quality plans. The speed of dose optimization is determined both by the optimization algorithm itself and by the underlying dose computation algorithm.