Optimal location of novel robotic prostrate cancer biopsy and brachytherapy treatment devices

Sina Firouzy, Dylan Jones, Ashraf Labib

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - MEDICON 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of MEDICON 2019
EditorsJorge Henriques, Nuno Neves, Paulo de Carvalho
PublisherSpringer
Chapter158
Pages1291-1295
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-31635-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-31634-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2019
EventMEDICON 2019: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 26 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Volume76
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

ConferenceMEDICON 2019: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period26/09/1928/09/19

Keywords

  • Healthcare technologies
  • Cancer detection and treatment
  • Optimization

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