2015 Article ICNCT16 Physics Treatment plannings

Verification of nuclear data for the Tsukuba plan, a newly developed treatment planning system for boron neutron capture therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2015

Authors:   Hiroaki Kumada,Kenta Takada,Koichi Yamanashi,Takeji Sakae,Akira Matsumura,Hideyuki Sakurai,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Various verifications were performed to apply JENDL-4.0 as nuclear data for a newly developed treatment planning system with a homogeneous or precise human-like phantom. The nitrogen dose calculated by JENDL-4.0 differed slightly from that calculated by ENDF/B-VII.0. However, the total weighted dose-based dose volume histogram in the boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) treatment for brain tumors calculated by JENDL-4.0 was in good agreement with the results of the ENDF/B-VII.0 calculation. Therefore, calculation with JENDL-4.0 can be applied to the BNCT dose calculation.