A simulation of a radiotherapy treatment system: A case study of a local cancer centre

T. Kapamara, K. Sheibani, Dobrila Petrovi„c, Olivier Haas, Colin Reeves

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Orp3
Place of PublicationGuimares: Portugal
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventORP3 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: 13 Sep 200717 Sep 2007



Bibliographical note

This 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


  • radiotherapy
  • discrete-event simulation


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