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Accelerated Design of HIFU Treatment Plans Using Island-Based Evolutionary Strategy
Abstract
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is an emerging technique for non-invasive cancer treatment where malignant tissue is destroyed by thermal ablation. Such a treatment consists of a series of short sonications destroying small volumes of tissue. High-quality treatment plans allow to precisely target malignant tissue and protect surrounding healthy tissue. Recently, we developed an evolutionary strategy to design such HIFU treatment plans using patient-specific material properties and a realistic thermal model. Unfortunately, the execution time was prohibitive for routine use. Here, we present an optimized evolutionary strategy based on island model parallelization and a revised fitness function implementation. The proposed improvements allow to develop a good treatment plan 4 times faster and with 5% higher success rate.
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