Relation Between Tolerance Dose of Skin and Boron-10 Concentration in Neutron Capture Therapy for Cutaneous Melanoma

  • Tooru Kobayashi
  • Keiji Kanda
  • Yowri Ujeno
  • Hiroshi Fukuda
  • Koichi Ando
  • Yutaka Mishima
  • Masamitsu Ichihashi
  • Jun-ichi Hiratsuka

Abstract

In boron neutron capture therapy of cutaneous melanoma1, damage to scalp, facial skin and eyes must be strictly avoided. Two basic irradiation conditions follow:
  1. (1)

    Dose to normal skin and eyes except tumor parts must be less than the maximum tolerance dose

     
  2. (2)

    All of the tumor must be irradiated with more than the curative dose.

     

Keywords

Boron 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tooru Kobayashi
    • 1
  • Keiji Kanda
    • 1
  • Yowri Ujeno
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Fukuda
    • 2
  • Koichi Ando
    • 2
  • Yutaka Mishima
    • 3
  • Masamitsu Ichihashi
    • 3
  • Jun-ichi Hiratsuka
    • 4
  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversityKumatori-cho, Sennan-gun OsakaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute Radiological SciencesChibaJapan
  3. 3.Kobe University School of MedicineChuo-ku,KobeJapan
  4. 4.Kawasaki Medical UniversityMatsushima, Kurashiki OkayamaJapan

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