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Three-dimensional dosimetry in BNCT by NMR analysis of tissue-equivalent phantoms
Author(s): Grazia Gambarini
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Paper Abstract

The determination of absorbed dose distribution is an essential requirement for good treatment planning in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. In this therapy, the high non- uniformity of the spatial distribution of absorbed dose and the complexity of dose components have created the necessity of a 3D dose determination with good spatial resolution and without perturbing the radiation field with the dosimeters themselves. The goal of this work is that of attaining the possibility of constructing tissue-equivalent phantoms which act by themselves as dosimeters: after exposure they can be analyzed by means of a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging systems, and the 3D distribution of absorbed dose can be determined with good spatial resolution. the discrimination between the contributions of thermal neutrons and (gamma) - rays to the absorbed dose will be possible too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267871
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Grazia Gambarini, Univ. di Milano (Italy) and INFN (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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