Guaranteed epsilon-optimal treatment plans with the minimum number of beams for stereotactic body radiation therapy

@article{Yarmand2013GuaranteedET,
  title={Guaranteed epsilon-optimal treatment plans with the minimum number of beams for stereotactic body radiation therapy},
  author={Hamed Yarmand and Brian Winey and David Craft},
  journal={Physics in Medicine and Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={5931 - 5944}
}
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is characterized by delivering a high amount of dose in a short period of time. In SBRT the dose is delivered using open fields (e.g., beam’s-eye-view) known as ‘apertures’. Mathematical methods can be used for optimizing treatment planning for delivery of sufficient dose to the cancerous cells while keeping the dose to surrounding organs at risk (OARs) minimal. Two important elements of a treatment plan are quality and delivery time. Quality of a plan… 
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