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Title: MCNP simulation of the dose distribution in liver cancer treatment for BNC therapy
Authors: Krstic, Dragana
Jovanovic, Zorica
Marković, Vladimir
Nikezic, Dragoslav
Urošević V.
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is based on selective uptake of boron in tumour tissue compared to the surrounding normal tissue. Infusion of compounds with boron is followed by irradiation with neutrons. Neutron capture on 10B, which gives rise to an alpha particle and recoiled 7Li ion, enables the therapeutic dose to be delivered to tumour tissue while healthy tissue can be spared. Here, therapeutic abilities of BNCT were studied for possible treatment of liver cancer using thermal and epithermal neutron beam. For neutron transport MCNP software was used and doses in organs of interest in ORNL phantom were evaluated. Phantom organs were filled with voxels in order to obtain depth-dose distributions in them. The result suggests that BNCT using an epithermal neutron beam could be applied for liver cancer treatment. © 2014 Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Wien.
Type: article
DOI: 10.2478/s11534-014-0507-2
ISSN: 1895-1082
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84906084634
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac

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