BNCT

AcronymDefinition
BNCTBoron Neutron Capture Therapy
BNCTBorok National Council of Tripura (est. 1997; India)
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Under this agreement, RayStation's functionality will be extended to support BNCT planning requirements.
Also, Users of BNCT will have access to the full range of advanced functionality in RayStation, including atlas-based segmentation, deformable image registration and scripting.
Okayama University is a front runner in the development of the boron agent that forms a key component of BNCT.
BNCT involves targeting cancer cells with the boron agent that, after being irradiated by a neutron beam, will generate radiation within the affected cells to kill them.
4,20 When symptomatic, the most common complaint of a BNCT is that of back pain.
BNCT allows a high radiation dose to be delivered to the tumor while sparing adjacent normal tissues from the highest doses of radiation.
Fast and accurate blood boron monitoring is required for BNCT for the following reasons.
Although the BNCT concept may sound simple, its technical aspects are formidable, and scientists have only achieved limited success thus far.
As a part of this agreement, RayStation's functionality will be extended to support BNCT planning requirements.
One to two BNCT treatment sessions may be sufficient to destroy a tumor, while keeping the impact of radiation on surrounding healthy tissue to a minimum.
The BNCT facility for the neutron irradiation of brain tumors treated 13 patients during the period of January-September.
At the BNCT facility at Studsvik, where brain tumors are treated by neutron irradiation, 6 patients were treated during the second quarter of the year.