A tale of two beams - comparison of the radiation fields at the BMRR and FiR 1 epithermal BNCT facilities

Tom Seren, Mika Kortesniemi, Carita Aschan, Tiina Seppälä, Juha Lampinen, Iiro Auterinen, Sauli Savolainen

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Abstract

A measurement campaign at the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor (BMRR) epithermal Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) facility was carried out by the Finnish BNCT team in October 1998. The neutron and gamma fields were measured using several methods both in air and in phantoms. Transport calculations were performed with the DORT and MCNP codes. The free-beam neutron spectrum was adjusted based on multiple-foil activation measurements. The results are presented and compared to corresponding characteristics of the Finnish BNCT facility at the FiR 1 reactor in Espoo, Otaniemi.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Volume37
Issue number Suppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event11th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering, NBCBM - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 6 Jun 199910 Jun 1999
Conference number: 11

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