2014 Article ICNCT15 Medicine Reactors Treatment planning

A prospective study to assess the performance of the improved Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Facility in Argentina

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2014

Authors:   Lucas Provenzano,Rubén Farías,Juan Longhino,Esteban Boggio,María Herrera,Natanael Moijsecsiuck,Carlos Fernández,Gustavo {Santa Cruz},Sara González,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: From 2008 to 2011, several planned modifications were implemented at the RA-6 reactor in Argentina, leading to significant benefits for future BNCT treatments. New capabilities have been implemented in NCTPlan treatment planning system. To assess the performance of the new BNCT facility, a dosimetric reevaluation of previous clinical cases was performed, taking into account the modifications carried out in the new facility and compared the results of the original treatment plans with optimized plans that are considered as feasible patient setups.