SBNCT Plan: A 3-Dimensional Treatment Planning System for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Lawrence E. Reinstein
  • Eric B. Ramsay
  • Janusz Gajewski
  • Sundaresan Ramamoorthy
  • Allen G. Meek

Abstract

The need for accurate and comprehensive 3-dimensional treatment planning for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) has been debated for the past several years. Although many argue against the need for elaborate and expensive treatment planning programs which mimic conventional radiotherapy planning systems, it is clear that in order to realize significant gains over conventional fractionated radiation therapy, patients must be treated to the edge of normal tissue tolerance. Just how close to this edge is dictated by the uncertainties in dosimetry. Hence the focus of BNCT planning is the determination of dose distribution throughout normal tissue volumes.

Keywords

Boron Fractionation 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence E. Reinstein
    • 1
  • Eric B. Ramsay
    • 1
  • Janusz Gajewski
    • 1
  • Sundaresan Ramamoorthy
    • 1
  • Allen G. Meek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity Hospital SUNY at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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