Optimization in Medicine

Hardcover | February 1, 2008

EditorCarlos J. S. Alves, Panos M. Pardalos, Luis Nunes Vicente

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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.

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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 excel...

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Optimization has become an essential tool in addressing the limitation of resources and need for better decision-making in the medical field. Both continuous and discrete mathematical techniques are playing an increasingly important role in understanding several fundamental problems in medicine.This volume presents a wide range of medi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:205 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:February 1, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387732985

ISBN - 13:9780387732985

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Table of Contents

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.