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  • Main Title Doses delivered to normal brain under different treatment protocols at Brookhaven National Laboratory


  • Author: Capala, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Coderre, J.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Liu, H.B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Upton, New York
    Additional Info: Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)


  • Creation: 1996-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: As of October 31, 1996, 23 glioblastoma multiforme patients underwent BNCT under several treatment protocols at the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor. For treatment planning and dosimetry purposes, these protocols may be divided into four groups. The first group comprises protocols that used an 8-cm collimator and allowed a peak normal brain dose of 10.5 Gy-Eq to avolume of 1 cm{sup 3} were the thermal neutron flux was maximal (even if it happened to be in the tumor volume). The second group differs from the first in that it allowed a peak normal brain dose of 12.6 Gy-Eq. The protocols of the third and fourth groups allowed the prescribed peak normal brain dose of 12.6 Gy-Eq to be outside of the tumor volume, used a 12-cm collimator and, respectively, uni- or bilateral irradiations. We describe the treatment planning procedures and report the doses delivered to various structures of the brain.
  • Physical Description: 9 p.


  • Keyword: Neutron Flux
  • Keyword: Neoplasms
  • Keyword: Dosimetry
  • STI Subject Categories: 55 Biology And Medicine, Basic Studies
  • Keyword: Brain
  • Keyword: Patients
  • Keyword: Neutron Capture Therapy
  • STI Subject Categories: 56 Biology And Medicine, Applied Studies
  • Keyword: Radiation Doses


  • Conference: 7. international symposium on neutron capture therapy for cancer, Zurich (Switzerland), 4-7 Sep 1996


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE97008896
  • Report No.: BNL--64622
  • Report No.: CONF-9609293--
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 539883
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689797


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE97008896