Dosimetry chain for the treatments of glioma patients in the epithermal neutron beam at the Finnish BNCT facility (FiR 1)

Sauli Savolainen, Iiro Auterinen, Carita Aschan, Pekka Hiismäki, Mika Kortesniemi, Antti Kosunen, Petri Kotiluoto, Juha Lampinen, Tiina Seppälä, Tom Seren, Vesa Tanner, Matti Toivonen

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Abstract

In boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) the physical dose must have a metrologically traceable link to the international dosimetry standards. The dosimetry procedure at FIR 1 can he considered to guarantee that the delivered physical doses in the planned treatments of glioma patients at FIR 1 have a metrologically traceable links to the dosimetry standards. The dosimetry procedure is divided into three sections: pre-irradiation methods, dosimetric monitoring during the irradiation, and the post-irradiation measurements. The uncertainties in the physical dose components in the treatments can be estimated based on the phantom irradiations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-389
Number of pages2
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Volume37
Issue numberSupplement 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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