Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is a very promising form of cancer therapy, consisting in irradiating a stable isotope of boron (10B) concentrated in tumor cells with a low energy neutron beam. This technique makes it possible to destroy tumor cells, leaving healthy tissues practically unaffected. In order to carry out the therapy in the proper way, the proper range of the neutron beam energy has to be chosen.
In this paper we present a filter/moderator system modeled with MCNP code in order to obtain an epithermal neutron beam for BNCT post at MARIA reactor in Swierk.
Tyminska K. Monte Carlo calculations of epithermal and fast neutron dose in a human head model for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Pol J Med Phys Eng. 2008; 14(2): 79-85.
Pytel K, Andrzejewski K, Owsianko I, Golnik N. A concept of the facility for Boron Neutron Capture therapy in MARIA reactor in Swierk. Recent Development and Applications of Nuclear Technologies, Bialowieza.
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