Current status of dosimetry at the boron neutron capture therapy facility at Studsvik, Sweden

Per Munck af Rosenschöld, V Giusti, J Capala, Crister Ceberg, K Skold, Corina Andreoiu, B H-Stenstam, Leif Salford, Bertil R Persson

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Abstract

The beam was successfully characterized in air and in phantom using various radiation dosimeter:,. The determination of the thermal neutron and photon components of the mixed beam in phantom can be determined with acceptable uncertainties, while the uncertainty of the high-energy neutron component is considerable but of limited clinical significance. The beam intensity is sufficiently high for reasonably short treatment times. A novel approach to in-vivo dosimetry and quality assurance of treatment time in terms of monitor units was introduced in order to comply with national regulations regarding radiation therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Neutron Capture Therapy
PublisherMedimond
Pages437-441
ISBN (Print)978-88-3232-909-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event10th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy - Essen, Germany
Duration: 2002 Sept 82002 Sept 13

Conference

Conference10th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityEssen
Period2002/09/082002/09/13

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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