TRiP98 FAQ: How to prepare multifield plans
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The tutorial folder ($TRIP98/TUTOR) contains a script file which allows optimization of more than one field. It is a three parameter file, the first parameter being the target directory, the second specifies optionally biological optimization, the third one essentially selects true multifield optimization including an organ-at-risk.
The plan itself is an H-shaped target volume embracing an organ at risk, which somehow mimicks a tumour wrapped around the brainstem.
Note that the ctbased examples will need a computer with about 3 GByte free main memory and the TRiP98vlarge executable.

Classical physical dose plans

You use
exec "$TRIP98/TUTOR/planoar.exec" './' 
to generate a 2-field physical plan in one run, but without sophisticated optimization.

Physical dose plans including organ-at-risk

You use
exec "$TRIP98/TUTOR/planoar.exec" './' '' 'ctbased'
to generate a 2-field physical plan which tries to spare an organ at risk.
Be patient, it will take some time, 1/2 to 1 hour.

Classical biological dose plans (fast version)

You use
exec "$TRIP98/TUTOR/planoar.exec" './' 'bio'
to generate a 2-field biological plan in one run, but without sophisticated optimization.

Biological dose plans including organ-at-risk (fast version)

You use
exec "$TRIP98/TUTOR/planoar.exec" './' 'bio' 'ctbased'
to create a 2-field biological plan including tissue-sparing. This example comes closest to real patient plans, but will take quite some time (possibly hours) to complete.
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