Boron Analysis and Boron Imaging in BNCT

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Abstract

Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) strongly depends on the selective uptake of 10B in tumor cells and on the 10B distribution inside single cells. The chemical properties of boron and the need to discriminate different isotopes make the investigation of the concentration and distribution of 10B a challenging task. The most advanced techniques to measure the boron concentration and distribution in tissues and liquids are described in this chapter.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Inductively Couple Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy Boron Concentration Inductively Couple Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation OncologyPhilipps-University MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.NCTeam, Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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