Source characterisation for the rtt_MC treatment planning program at FiR 1

Tiina Seppälä, Tom Seren, Iiro Auterinen

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    Abstract

    The epithermal neutron-photon treatment beam model is one of the basic elements in assuring the reliability of the doses in the treatment planning of the boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). The beam model includes the nuclear reactor to generate the fission neutrons, the moderator to moderate the fission neutrons to epithermal neutrons with a small fast neutron and photon contamination, the collimator to collimate the epithermal neutrons and some surrounding materials, like part of a concrete shielding. The source model includes the source description at a plane at a known location near the exit plane of the collimator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrontiers in Neutron Capture Therapy
    EditorsM. Fredrick Hawthorne, Kenneth Shelly, Richard J. Wiersema
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPlenum
    Pages219-224
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)0-306-46442-X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event8th International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 13 Aug 199818 Aug 1998

    Conference

    Conference8th International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles
    Period13/08/9818/08/98

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