2015 Article Dosimetry ICNCT16 Physics Treatment plannings

Improvement of depth dose distribution using multiple-field irradiation in boron neutron capture therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   N. Fujimoto,H. Tanaka,Y. Sakurai,T. Takata,N. Kondo,M. Narabayashi,Y. Nakagawa,T. Watanabe,Y. Kinashi,S. Masunaga,A. Maruhashi,K. Ono,M. Suzuki,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: It is important that improvements are made to depth dose distribution in boron neutron capture therapy, because the neutrons do not reach the innermost regions of the human body. Here, we evaluated the dose distribution obtained using multiple-field irradiation in simulation. From a dose volume histogram analysis, it was found that the mean and minimum tumor doses were increased using two-field irradiation, because of improved dose distribution for deeper-sited tumors.