This paper details research towards the optimal placement of a novelrobotic device for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, via biopsy andbrachytherapy respectively. A methodology for analysis of available data inorder to determine geographical areas with relatively high prevalence of prostatecancer and low access to treatment is proposed. Areas in the South of the UKwith high values of these indices are highlighted. The development of single andmultiple criteria optimization models based on the new metric in order tooptimally locate a small number of future prototype treatment devices is dis-cussed. Discussions, conclusions and avenues for future research are given.
|Conference||MEDICON 2019: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing|
|Period||26/09/19 → 28/09/19|
- Healthcare technologies
- Cancer detection and treatment