The new boron neutron capture therapy facility at the Finnish nuclear research reactor (FiR 1)

Iiro Auterinen, Pekka Hiismäki, Petri Kotiluoto, Rolf Rosenberg, Seppo Salmenhaara, Tiina Seppälä, Tom Seren, Carita Aschan, Mika Kortesniemi, Antti Kosunen, Juha Lampinen, Sauli Savolainen, Matti Toivonen, Petteri Välimäki

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Abstract

The Finnish boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) facility at the FiR 1 nuclear research reactor in Espoo, Otaniemi is ready for patient trials. The performance of the epithermal neutron beam has been verified in an extensive dosimetric campaign. The Finnish beam has the best therapeutic characteristics among the existing BNCT facilities. The reactor building has been converted into a BNCT research and treatment facility. A patient positioning and fixation system has been designed and constructed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Volume37
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1999
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine
Event11th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering, NBCBM - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 6 Jun 199910 Jun 1999
Conference number: 11

Keywords

  • nuclear reactors

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