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2007 | 13 | 3 | 127-137
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Monte Carlo Calculations of Selected Dose Components in a Head Model for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

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Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is a very promising form of cancer therapy, consisting in irradiating a stable isotope of boron (10B) concentrated in tumor cells with a low energy neutron beam. This technique makes it possible to destroy tumor cells, leaving healthy tissues practically unaffected. In order to carry out the therapy in the proper way, the proper range of the neutron beam energy has to be chosen.In this paper we present the results of the calculations, using the MCNP code, aiming at studying the energetic dependence of the absorbed dose from the neutron capture reaction on boron (the therapeutic dose), and hydrogen and nitrogen (the injuring dose).
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13
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3
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127-137
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published
1 - 1 - 2007
online
30 - 12 - 2008
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  • Institute of Atomic Energy, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10013-007-0011-8
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