At Erasmus MC, automated plan generation is used to treat cancer patients. The system for automated planning is called Erasmus-iCycle which is used to consistently generate a high-quality and Pareto-optimal treatment plan with optimized beam directions for each patient. In this thesis, a new planning method, the lexicographic reference point method (LRPM), was developed and implemented in Erasmus-iCycle. The LRPM aims to improve the clinically used planning method in Erasmus-iCycle in two ways. Firstly, the LRPM should decrease the computation time of automatically generating a plan without compromising in its quality. Secondly, instead of the manual time-consuming and labour-intensive configuration procedure of the clinically used planning method, the LRPM should come with an automatic configuration procedure.

automatic configuration, automated treatment planning, IMRT, cancer, radiotherapy, automatische configuratie, automatisch plannen, kanker, radiotherapie
B.J.M. Heijmen (Ben)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Van Haveren, R. (2021, May 25). Automatic Configuration of Fast Automated Multi‐Objective Treatment Planning in Radiotherapy. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from