A novel case-based reasoning approach to radiotherapy dose planning
Mishra, Nishikant (2012) A novel case-based reasoning approach to radiotherapy dose planning. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this thesis, novel Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) methods were developed to be included in CBRDP (Case-Based Reasoning Dose Planner) -an adaptive decision support system for radiotherapy dose planning. CBR is an artificial intelligence methodology which solves new problems by retrieving solutions to previously solved similar problems stored in a case base. The focus of this research is on dose planning for prostate cancer patients. The records of patients successfully treated in the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital Campus, UK, were stored in a case base and were exploited using case-based reasoning for future decision making. After each successful run of the system, a group based Simulated Annealing (SA) algorithm automatically searches for an optimal/near optimal combination of feature weights to be used in the future retrieval process of CBR.
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