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Mathematical model of optimization applied to the radiation treatment planning

Grant number: 15/18921-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Operational Research
Principal Investigator:Daniela Renata Cantane
Grantee:Paulo Zago Leonel
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


The goal of this project is the study of mathematical models of optimization for the problem of treatment planning for radiation. The mathematical modeling of the problem is the challenge to deliver a high dose of radiation in the tumor, enough for their elimination, and, at the same time, minimize the radiation in the neighboring regions composed of healthy tissue, reducing the maximum complications in these regions that are often critical.