Journal of Medical Physics
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135--139

Paradigm shift in radiation treatment planning over multiple treatment modalities


Benjamin Insley1, I-Chow Hsu2, J Adam Martin Cunha2 
1 Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Benjamin Insley
7 Cedar Crest Drive, Sparta, NJ 07871
USA

The inverse planning simulated annealing optimization engine was used to develop a new method of incorporating biological parameters into radiation treatment planning. This method integrates optimization of a radiation schedule over multiple types of delivery methods into a single algorithm. We demonstrate a general procedure of incorporating a functional biological dose model into the calculation of physical dose prescriptions. This paradigm differs from current practice in that it combines biology-informed dose constraints with a physical dose optimizer allowing for the comparison of treatment plans across multiple different radiation types and fractionation schemes.


How to cite this article:
Insley B, Hsu IC, Cunha J A. Paradigm shift in radiation treatment planning over multiple treatment modalities.J Med Phys 2021;46:135-139


How to cite this URL:
Insley B, Hsu IC, Cunha J A. Paradigm shift in radiation treatment planning over multiple treatment modalities. J Med Phys [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];46:135-139
Available from: https://www.jmp.org.in/article.asp?issn=0971-6203;year=2021;volume=46;issue=3;spage=135;epage=139;aulast=Insley;type=0