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An international dosimetry exchange for BNCT Part II: Computational dosimetry normalizations

Authors
  • Riley, K.J.
  • Binns, P.J.
  • Harling, O.K
  • Albritton, J.R.
  • Kiger III, W.S.
  • Rezaei, A.
  • Sköld, K.
  • Seppälä, T.
  • Savolainen, S.
  • Auterinen, Iiro
  • Marek, M.
  • Viererbl, L.
  • Nievaart, V.A.
  • Moss, R.L.
Publication Date
2008
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VTT Publications Register
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Abstract

The meaningful sharing and combining of clinical results from different centers in the world performing boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) requires improved precision in dose specification between programs. To this end absorbed dose normalizations were performed for the European clinical centers at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Petten (The Netherlands), Nuclear Research Institute, Rez (Czech Republic), VTT, Espoo (Finland), and Studsvik, Nyko ping (Sweden). Each European group prepared a treatment plan calculation that was benchmarked against Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dosimetry performed in a large, water-filled phantom to uniformly evaluate dose specifications with an estimated precision of ±2%-3%.

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