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.
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
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.
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.