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 AlexanderBODE P.MOSS RaymondKRIJGER Gerard C.
Citation: Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Neutron Capture Therapy p. 278-281
Publisher: ENEA
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC50029
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50029
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
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 Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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