2012

Neutron Capture Therapy

Principles and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-642-31333-2 (Print) 978-3-642-31334-9 (Online)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

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    Pages 1-16

    Principles and Roots of Neutron Capture Therapy

  3. Neutron sources

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      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-40

      Fission Reactor-Based Irradiation Facilities for Neutron Capture Therapy

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      Pages 41-54

      Accelerator-Based BNCT

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      Pages 55-67

      Compact Neutron Generator for BNCT

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      Pages 69-74

      Californium-252 as a Neutron Source for BNCT

  4. Boron

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-98

      Boron Chemistry

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      Pages 99-116

      Boron Compounds: New Candidates for Boron Carriers in BNCT

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      Pages 117-160

      Drugs for BNCT: BSH and BPA

  5. Analysis and Imaging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 161-161

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      Pages 163-188

      Boron Analysis and Boron Imaging in BNCT

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      Pages 189-200

      Proteomic Investigations for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

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      Pages 201-212

      Analysis and Imaging: PET

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      Pages 213-223

      Boron Imaging: Localized Quantitative Detection and Imaging of Boron by Magnetic Resonance

  6. Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225

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      Pages 227-257

      Physical Dosimetry and Spectral Characterization of Neutron Sources for Neutron Capture Therapy

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      Pages 259-275

      The Clinical Commissioning of Beams for Neutron Capture Therapy

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      Pages 277-285

      Prescribing, Recording and Reporting of BNCT

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      Pages 287-326

      Treatment Planning

  7. Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

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      Pages 329-358

      Boron Neutron Capture Therapy: Application of Radiobiological Principles

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      Pages 359-365

      Tolerance of Healthy Tissues and Ideal Radiation Dose on BNCT

  8. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 367-367

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      Pages 369-376

      Clinical Trials in BNCT: A Challenging Task

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      Pages 377-388

      External Beam BNCT for Glioblastoma Multiforme

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