This paper describes a study of a complex radiotherapy treatment system observed at a local cancer centre. In the system, patients undergo processing on several machines to complete their treatment regimen. Several parts of the process have disturbances that impede the flow of patients, adversely impacting patient waiting time and throughput. This study aims at understanding the treatment process, and identifying complexities and bottlenecks from the interactions between patients and human or machine resources using discrete-event simulation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Orp3|
|Place of Publication||Guimares: Portugal|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||ORP3 - Cadiz, Spain|
Duration: 13 Sep 2007 → 17 Sep 2007
|Period||13/09/07 → 17/09/07|
Bibliographical noteThis paper was presented at an ORP3 conference - (Operational Research Peripatetic Postgraduate Programme), organised by EURO - The Association of European Operational Research Societies), in Cadiz Spain, 13-17 September 2007
- discrete-event simulation
Kapamara, T., Sheibani, K., Petrovic, D., Haas, O., & Reeves, C. (2007). A simulation of a radiotherapy treatment system: A case study of a local cancer centre. In Proceedings of Orp3 (pp. 29-35). Guimares: Portugal: EURO.