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A toolkit for epithermal neutron beam characterisation in BNCT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15353713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Methods for dosimetry of epithermal neutron beams used in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) have been developed and utilised within the Finnish BNCT project as well as within a European project for a code of practise for the dosimetry of BNCT. One outcome has been a travelling toolkit for BNCT dosimetry. It consists of activation detectors and ionisation chambers. The free-beam neutron spectrum is measured with a set of activation foils of different isotopes irradiated both in a Cd-capsule and without it. Neutron flux (thermal and epithermal) distribution in phantoms is measured using activation of Mn and Au foils, and Cu wire. Ionisation chamber (IC) measurements are performed both in-free-beam and in-phantom for determination of the neutron and gamma dose components. This toolkit has also been used at other BNCT facilities in Europe, the USA, Argentina and Japan.
Authors:
Iiro Auterinen; Tom Serén; Jouni Uusi-Simola; Antti Kosunen; Sauli Savolainen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  587-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
VTT Processes, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1608, FIN-02044 VTT, Finland. Iiro.Auterinen@vtt.fi
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Body Burden
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Fast Neutrons / therapeutic use*
Humans
Radiation Protection / instrumentation*
Radiometry / instrumentation*,  methods
Radiotherapy Dosage
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*,  methods
Relative Biological Effectiveness
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Assessment / methods
Sensitivity and Specificity
Systems Integration
Transducers*

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