Neutron beam performance of iBNCT as linac-based neutron source for boron neutron capture therapy
1 Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan
2 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1, Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0801, Japan
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Published online: 11 March 2020
The linac-based neutron source “iBNCT” developed by the Tsukuba team has been shown to generate a large intensity of neutrons. To confirm the applicability of the device to BNCT, several characteristic measurements have been implemented. In a water phantom experiment, when the accelerator was operated with an average current of 1.4 mA, the maximum thermal neutron flux was approximately 7.8 × 108 (cm-2s-1). From estimation of the stability of the linac, the results demonstrate its applicability to actual treatment.
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