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2008 | 14 | 2 | 79-85
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Monte Carlo calculations of epithermal and fast neutron dose in a human 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 continue the earlier started calculations of the optimum energy range for BNCT, taking into account the absorbed dose from fast neutrons.
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14
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2
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79-85
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published
1 - 1 - 2008
online
14 - 4 - 2009
References
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bwmeta1.element.-psjd-doi-10_2478_v10013-008-0007-z
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