Pekka Kolmonen

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Analysis of the mechanical properties of articular cartilage necessitates determination of thickness of the tested tissue. To evaluate the suitability of different methods for thickness measurements, the thickness of bovine and canine knee articular cartilage was determined with optical (stereomicroscopic), needle probe and ultrasonic techniques. The(More)
An approximate continuous data fitting model for the dose deposition kernel was developed. The model uses a discrete Fourier transform to interpolate dose values in patient space and intensity distribution in treatment space. The continuous kernel was applied to the inverse problem of radiation treatment planning. In the problem a prescribed dose(More)
The inverse radiation treatment planning model for a dynamic multileaf collimator (MLC) is used to find the optimal solution of planning problem. The model for dynamic MLC is explained in Tervo et al (2003 Appl. Math. Comput. 135 227-50). The advantage of this model is that it optimizes leaf velocity parameters directly. Our algorithm uses a gradient-based(More)
Producing a global and comprehensive description of atmospheric aerosols requires integration of ground-based, airborne, satellite and model datasets. Due to its complexity, aerosol monitoring requires the use of several data records with complementary information content. This paper describes the lessons learned while developing and qualifying algorithms(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Compared with conventional 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) the use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has increased monitor units (MUs) in the delivery of prescribed dose to the patient and thus a potential risk of radiation-induced secondary cancer. Due to the elimination of the leaf-sequencing step in direct aperture(More)
A new approach for the inverse treatment planning in radiation therapy with the multileaf colli-mator (MLC) technique is presented. The application of the MLC-techniques requires an algorithm for the computation of the positions or velocities of leaves as a function of time such that the prescribed dose in the patient space is obtained. First the intensity(More)
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