Coast to Coast Seminar Series: "Optimization models and methods for radiation therapy treatment planning"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
11:30 - 12:30

Dr. Yuriy Zinchenko
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary


External radiation is a primal modality in treating various cancers. The clinical outcome of the treatment directly relates to the radiation dose delivered to the patient. A fundamental question in treatment planning "can we produce better plans relying on the existing technology?" still remains unanswered, in large part due to the underlying complexity of the problem. We overview some optimization techniques that have the potential to improve the situation.