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Introduction to Radiation Therapy Planning Optimization .............................................................. gino j. lim

Abstract This chapter is designed to introduce recent advances in optimization of radiation therapy planning for cancer patients. Topics include

Gamma Knife, conventional three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), tomotherapy, and proton therapy. A short problem description, model formulation, and solution techniques for each topic are presented.