Designing radiotherapy plans with elastic constraints and interior point methods.

@article{Holder2003DesigningRP,
  title={Designing radiotherapy plans with elastic constraints and interior point methods.},
  author={Allen G. Holder},
  journal={Health care management science},
  year={2003},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={5-16}
}
A new linear programming model used to aid in the design of radiotherapy plans is introduced. This model incorporates elastic constraints, and when solved with a path following interior point method, produces favorable plans. A sound mathematical analysis shows how to interpret the solution, and hence, the treatment planner receives meaningful knowledge about the radiotherapy plan being developed. Preliminary experiments are conducted. 

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