SERA - An Advanced Treatment Planning System for Neutron Therapy

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The technology for computational dosimetry and treatment planning for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) has advanced significantly over the past few years. Because of the more complex nature of the problem, the computational methods that work well for treatment planning in photon radiotherapy are not applicable to BNCT. The necessary methods have, however, been developed and have been successfully employed both for research applications as well as human trials. Computational geometry for BNCT applications can be constructed directly from tomographic medical imagery and computed radiation dose distributions can be readily displayed in formats that are familiar to the radiotherapy community. ... continued below

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Wemple, C. A.; Albright, C. L.; Nigg, D. W.; Wessol, D. W.; Wheeler, F. J.; Harkin, G. J. et al. June 1, 1999.

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The technology for computational dosimetry and treatment planning for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) has advanced significantly over the past few years. Because of the more complex nature of the problem, the computational methods that work well for treatment planning in photon radiotherapy are not applicable to BNCT. The necessary methods have, however, been developed and have been successfully employed both for research applications as well as human trials. Computational geometry for BNCT applications can be constructed directly from tomographic medical imagery and computed radiation dose distributions can be readily displayed in formats that are familiar to the radiotherapy community. The SERA system represents a significant advance in several areas for treatment planning. However further improvements in speed and results presentation are still needed for routine clinical applications, particularly when optimizations of dose pattern is required.

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  • Current Issues Relating to Neutron Capture Therapy, Vienna (AT), 06/01/1999--06/19/1999

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-99-00523
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 8335
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Wemple, C. A.; Albright, C. L.; Nigg, D. W.; Wessol, D. W.; Wheeler, F. J.; Harkin, G. J. et al. SERA - An Advanced Treatment Planning System for Neutron Therapy, article, June 1, 1999; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc782155/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.