Introduction.- Randomized Algorithms for Mixed Matching and Covering in Hypergraphs in 3-D Seed Reconstruction in Brachytherapy.- Decomposition of Matrices and Static Multileaf Collimators: A Survey.- The Influence of Dose Grid Resolution on Beam Selection Strategies in Radiotherapy Treatment Design.- Neuro-Dynamic Programming for Fractionated Radiotherapy Programming.- Optimal Control in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery.- Optimal Reconstruction Kernels in Medical Imaging.- Global Optimization and Spacial Synchronization Changes Prior to Epileptic Seizures.- Optimization-Based Predictive Models in Medicine and Biology.- References.- Index.
This volume presents a wide range of medical applications that can utilize mathematical computing. This work grew out of a workshop on optimization which was held during the 2005 CIM Thematic Term on Optimization in Coimbra, Portugal. It provides an overview of the state-of-the-art in optimization in medicine and will serve as an excellent reference for researchers in the medical computing community and for those working in applied mathematics and optimization.
Presents state-of-the-art research in optimization in medicine
Discusses a variety of medical topics and mathematical techniques
Numerous applications include radiotherapy treatment design, ultrasound surgery, and epileptic seizures
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