Computational Dosimetry of BNCT for Breast Cancer Treatment

  • James B. Weldy
  • Jack S. BrenizerJr.


In 1993 a research group was formed at the University of Virginia to study the prospect of performing neutron capture therapy (NCT) at the University. Computational tools are being used to simulate a therapy situation. This provides information regarding optimal beam characteristics, and allows the researcher to observe the effects of varying treatment parameters without performing the therapy. This work was an initial study of the plausibility of using NCT for treatment of breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Treatment Neutron Beam Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Elliptical Cylinder Dose Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James B. Weldy
    • 1
  • Jack S. BrenizerJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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