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Table 4 Rules for the scoring method

From: Impact of beam configuration on VMAT plan quality for Pinnacle3Auto-Planning for head and neck cases

Requirement met Deviation (A vs. B) Scoring
Plan A Plan B
true true ≥ 1% A or B (closer)
<  1% tie
false false ≥ 1% A or B (closer)
<  1% tie
true false   A
false true   B
  1. If the deviation was less than 1%, no trial achieved the score (tie). If both trials failed the requirement, the better plan achieved the score. If a plan fulfilled the requirement (true), this plan achieved the score
  2. If both plans met the requirement and the deviation was more than 1%, the better plan achieved the score