Some Thoughts on Tolerance, Dose, and Fractionation in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Reinhard Gahbauer
  • Joseph Goodman
  • Thomas Blue
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 50)


A general principle in radiation therapy holds that maximum tolerated doses to normal tissue be delivered in the treatment of most tumors, except in those tumors where lower doses are clearly sufficient to accomplish local control.


Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Epithermal Neutron Tolerance Dose Gamma Dose Boron Compound 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Gahbauer
    • 1
  • Joseph Goodman
    • 2
  • Thomas Blue
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Radiation OncologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgeryThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Division of Nuclear EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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