2015 Article Boron Determination Boron imaging ICNCT16 Physics

Reprint of Inter-comparison of boron concentration measurements at INFN-University of Pavia (Italy) and CNEA (Argentina)

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   Agustina Portu,Ian Postuma,Mario Gadan,Gisela Saint Martin,María Olivera,Saverio Altieri,Nicoletta Protti,Silva Bortolussi,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: An inter-comparison of three boron determination techniques was carried out between laboratories from INFN-University of Pavia (Italy) and CNEA (Argentina): alpha spectrometry (alpha-spect), neutron capture radiography (NCR) and quantitative autoradiography (QTA). Samples of different nature were analysed: liquid standards, liver homogenates and tissue samples from different treatment protocols. The techniques showed a good agreement in a concentration range of interest in BNCT (1–100ppm), thus demonstrating their applicability as precise methods to quantify boron and determine its distribution in tissues.