Aspects of dose planning and patient positioning for BNC-treatment at FiR 1

Tiina Seppälä, Mika Kortesniemi, Leena Kankaanranta, Jussi Perkiö, Iiro Auterinen, Sauli Savolainen

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The treatment planning of BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy) differs from the conventional photon external radiation therapy. The patient positioning in the BNC-treatment horizontal static epithermal neutron beam is studied with the head model of a healthy volunteer. The anatomical reference points on the healthy volunteer's head were marked with cod-liver oil capsules and the intracranial volume was MRI imaged after the requirements of the 3D Monte Carlo BNCT_Rtp/rtt_MC program. BNC- treatment effects in the fictitious tumour and the surrounding healthy tissues were evaluated in the aspect of patient positioning. According to our calculations a 5 mm positioning error leads to 5% minimum tumour dose reduction in the planning target volume with the single Ø11 cm beam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-403
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue numberSuppl. 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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