A Genetic Algorithm for Radiotherapy Pre-treatment Scheduling

Petrovic S., Castro E.

Conference on EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, AND EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, 27 - 29 April 2011, vol.6625, pp.454-463 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6625
  • City: Torino
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-463
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper is concerned with the radiotherapy pre-treatment patient scheduling. Radiotherapy pre-treatment deals with localisation of the area to be irradiated and generation of a treatment plan for a patient. A genetic algorithm is developed for patient scheduling which evolves priority rules for operations of radiotherapy pre-treatment. The fitness function takes into consideration the waiting time targets of patients and also the early idle time on resources. Real world data from a hospital in the UK are used in experiments.