Test Automation for verifying software s detectability for rule violations

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Master's thesis
Date
2011
Major/Subject
Tietoverkkotekniikka
Mcode
S-38
Degree programme
Language
en
Pages
[7] + 61
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Abstract
Cancer is the term for diseases in which a group of previously normal cells have gone through a serial genetic alteration in their DNAs and eventually appear uncontrolled self-growing, infectiveness to surrounding tissues and capability of spreading to other places of the body. Radiation therapy as a cancer treatment method is considered as a great revolution in the history of medicine. It uses high-energy ionizing radiation to disrupt the cellular dividing, which will ultimately cause the death of the cancer cells. In Radiation therapy, treatment planning system software is often used in treatment planning phase. Its main usage is to generate the virtualized beam shapes and dose distributions with the intention to help clinicians to maximize the tumor control and minimize the normal tissue complications for the cancer patient. In this work, automated tests are developed for verifying a large set of checking functions executed in a treatment planning system software. The objective of implementing these automated tests is to intentionally violate the rules in order to check whether the expected error or warning message are thrown by the checking functions and are correctly shown to the user.
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Supervisor
Manner, Jukka
Thesis advisor
Kauppinen, Riikka
Keywords
automated test, cancer, radiation therapy, treatment planning system, risk management in radiation therapy, software testing
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