2011 Article Dosimetry ICNCT14 Nanoparticles Other target-isotopes

Sulfur-33 Nanoparticles: A Monte Carlo study of their potential as neutron capturers for enhancing boron neutron capture therapy of cancer

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   I. Porras
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: In this paper, the potential effect of enhancing BNCT near the surface of the target volume by means of the addition of the sulfur isotope 33S is studied. By means of Monte Carlo simulations, it is found a noticeable enhancement effect (local increase of the dose at the isotope site) when it is present at local concentrations that in principle can be reached by means of sulfur Nanoparticles. A neutron beam with a high component of 13.5keV would be required to produce this effect. Some open problems are discussed.