Brigida C. Ferreira

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The selection of appropriate beam irradiation directions in radiotherapy – beam angle optimization (BAO) problem – is very important for the quality of the treatment, both for improving tumor irradiation and for better organs sparing. However, the BAO problem is still not solved satisfactorily and, most of the time, beam directions continue to be manually(More)
— Radiotherapy is one of the main treatments used against cancer. Radiotherapy uses radiation to destroy cancerous cells trying, at the same time, to minimize the damages in healthy tissues. The planning of a radiotherapy treatment is patient dependent, resulting in a lengthy trial and error procedure until a treatment complying as most as possible with the(More)