Feasibility of case-based beam generation for robotic radiosurgery

Alexander Schlaefer, Sonja Dieterich

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Abstract

Robotic radiosurgery uses the kinematic flexibility of a robotic arm to target tumors and lesions from many different directions. This approach allows to focus the dose to the target region while sparing healthy surrounding tissue. However, the flexibility in the placement of treatment beams is also a challenge during treatment planning. So far, a randomized beam generation heuristic has been proven to be most robust in clinical practice. Yet, for prevalent types of cancer similarities in patient anatomy and dose prescription exist. We propose a case-based method to solve the planning problem for a new patient by adapting beam sets from successful previous treatments. Preliminary experimental results indicate that the novel method could lead to faster treatment planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages106-115
Number of pages10
Volume5651 LNAI
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2009 - Verona, Italy
Duration: Jul 18 2009Jul 22 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5651 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other12th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2009
CountryItaly
CityVerona
Period7/18/097/22/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Schlaefer, A., & Dieterich, S. (2009). Feasibility of case-based beam generation for robotic radiosurgery. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5651 LNAI, pp. 106-115). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5651 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02976-9_15