2017 Article Dosimetry Physics

Physics of epi-thermal boron neutron capture therapy (epi-thermal BNCT)

Radiological Physics and Technology, 2017

Authors:   Seki R., Wakisaka Y., Morimoto N., Takashina M., Koizumi M., Toki H., Fukuda M.
Journal: Radiological Physics and Technology
Abstract: The physics of epi-thermal neutrons in the human body is discussed in the effort to clarify the nature of the unique radiologic properties of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). This discussion leads to the computational method of Monte Carlo simulation in BNCT. The method is discussed through two examples based on model phantoms. The physics is kept at an introductory level in the discussion in this tutorial review.

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