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|Title:||Toward Prompt Gamma Spectroscopy for Monitoring Boron Distributions During Extra Corporal Treatment of Liver Metastases by Boron Neutron Capture Therapy - A Monte Carlo Simulation Study|
|Authors:||KHELIFI R.; NIEVAART Victor Alexander; BODE P.; MOSS Raymond; KRIJGER Gerard C.|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy p. 278-281|
|Type:||Contributions to Conferences|
|Abstract:||A Monte Carlo calculation was carried out for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) of extra corporal liver phantom. The present paper describes the basis for a subsequent clinical application of the prompt gamma spectroscopy set up aimed at in vivo monitoring of boron distribution. MCNP code was used first to validate the homogeneity in thermal neutron field in the liver phantom and simulate the gamma rays detection system (collimator and detector) in the treatment room. The Gamma ray of 478 keV emitted by boron in small specific region can be detected and a mathematical formalism was used for the tomography image reconstruction.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Energy and Transport|
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