Neutron Capture Therapy

Principles and Applications

Editors: Sauerwein, W.A.G., Wittig, A., Moss, R., Nakagawa, Y. (Eds.)

  • State of the art report on neutron capture therapy
  • Summarizes the progress made in recent decades
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Written by the most experienced specialists
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Neutron capture therapy (NCT) is based on the ability of the non-radioactive isotope boron-10 to capture thermal neutrons with very high probability and immediately to release heavy particles with a path length of one cell diameter, which in principle allows for tumor cell-selective high-LET particle radiotherapy. This book provides a comprehensive summary of the progress made in NCT in recent years. Individual sections cover all important aspects, including neutron sources, boron chemistry, drugs for NCT, dosimetry, and radiation biology. The use of NCT in a variety of malignancies and also some non-malignant diseases is extensively discussed. NCT is clearly shown to be a promising modality at the threshold of wider clinical application. All of the chapters are written by experienced specialists in language that will be readily understood by all participating disciplines.

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From the reviews:

“This book examines the principles and applications of neutron capture, a largely promising but as yet unproven radiotherapy. … Clinicians who have an active interest in neutron capture therapy are the intended audience.” (James G. Douglas, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Principles and Roots of Neutron Capture Therapy

    Sauerwein, Wolfgang A. G.

    Pages 1-16

  • Fission Reactor-Based Irradiation Facilities for Neutron Capture Therapy

    Harling, Otto K. (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Accelerator-Based BNCT

    Kreiner, Andres J.

    Pages 41-54

  • Compact Neutron Generator for BNCT

    Leung, Ka-Ngo

    Pages 55-67

  • Californium-252 as a Neutron Source for BNCT

    Miller, Albert

    Pages 69-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neutron Capture Therapy
Book Subtitle
Principles and Applications
Editors
  • Wolfgang A.G. Sauerwein
  • Andrea Wittig
  • Raymond Moss
  • Yoshinobu Nakagawa
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31334-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31334-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31333-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44307-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 554
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