Role of beam orientation optimization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

@article{Pugachev2001RoleOB,
  title={Role of beam orientation optimization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy.},
  author={Andrei B Pugachev and Jonathan G. Li and Arthur L. Boyer and Steven L Hancock and Q T Le and Sarah S. Donaldson and Lei Xing},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={551-60}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the role of beam orientation optimization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and to examine the potential benefits of noncoplanar intensity-modulated beams. METHODS AND MATERIALS A beam orientation optimization algorithm was implemented. For this purpose, system variables were divided into two groups: beam position (gantry and table angles) and beam profile (beamlet weights). Simulated annealing was used for beam orientation optimization and the… CONTINUE READING