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Table 3 Complexity parameters for each group of plans (average and range)

From: Effectiveness of Multi-Criteria Optimization-based Trade-Off exploration in combination with RapidPlan for head & neck radiotherapy planning

  a - Clinical b - Clinical + TO c - RP_1 d - RP_1 + TO e - RP_TO f - RP_ TO+
ALPO (cm)
p < 0.05
3.37 (2.54–5.40)
c,d,e,f
3.39 (2.46–5.99)
d,e,f
3.16 (2.42–4.83)
a,e,f
3.04 (2.45–5.34)
a,b,e,f
2.72 (1.89–4.19)
a,b,c,d,f
2.89 (2.16–4.60)
a,b,c,d,e
MF
p < 0.05
0.477 (0.347–0.574)
d,e,f
0.467 (0.345–0.562)
d,e,f
0.461 (0.390–0.503)
d,e,f
0.430 (0.361–0.519)
a,b,c,e
0.405 (0.366–0.446)
a,b,c,d
0.414 (0.379–0.464)
a,b,c
MU
p < 0.05
489 (399–652)
d,e,f
501 (407–662)
d,e,f
501 (453–568)
d,e,f
541 (456–647)
a,b,c,e
571 (497–622)
a,b,c,d
560 (478–603)
a,b,c
  1. Average leaf pair opening (ALPO), Modulation Factor (MF) and total number of Monitor Units (MU). Significant differences (p-value < 0.05) between the planning methods are indicated with the letters