27 February 1997 Three-dimensional dosimetry in BNCT by NMR analysis of tissue-equivalent phantoms
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267871
Event: Fifth International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques: Neutrons in Research and Industry, 1996, Crete, Greece
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.
© (1997) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Grazia Gambarini, Grazia Gambarini, } "Three-dimensional dosimetry in BNCT by NMR analysis of tissue-equivalent phantoms", Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267871; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267871
PROCEEDINGS
4 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top