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Title: Advances in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) at kyoto university - From reactor-based BNCT to accelerator-based BNCT
Authors: Sakurai, Yoshinori  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Tanaka, Hiroki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Takata, Takushi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Fujimoto, Nozomi
Suzuki, Minoru  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Masunaga, Shinichiro
Kinashi, Yuko  KAKEN_id
Kondo, Natsuko  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Narabayashi, Masaru
Nakagawa, Yosuke
Watanabe, Tsubasa  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Ono, Koji
Maruhashi, Akira
Author's alias: 櫻井, 良憲
Keywords: Boron neutron capture therapy
Reactor-based system
Accelerator-based system
Issue Date: Jul-2015
Publisher: The Korean Physical Society
Journal title: Journal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume: 67
Issue: 1
Start page: 76
End page: 81
Abstract: At the Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI), a clinical study of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) using a neutron irradiation facility installed at the research nuclear reactor has been regularly performed since February 1990. As of November 2014, 510 clinical irradiations were carried out using the reactor-based system. The world’s first accelerator-based neutron irradiation system for BNCT clinical irradiation was completed at this institute in early 2009, and the clinical trial using this system was started in 2012. A shift of BCNT from special particle therapy to a general one is now in progress. To promote and support this shift, improvements to the irradiation system, as well as its preparation, and improvements in the physical engineering and the medical physics processes, such as dosimetry systems and quality assurance programs, must be considered. The recent advances in BNCT at KURRI are reported here with a focus on physical engineering and medical physics topics.
Description: First online: 28 July 2015
Rights: The final publication is available at Springer via
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This is not the published version. Please cite only the published version.
DOI(Published Version): 10.3938/jkps.67.76
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