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Boron Neutron Capture Therapy


Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is a hadrontherapy with cell selectivity based on the neutron capture in boron-10 induced by thermal neutrons. The secondary particles have range in tissue comparable to the average diameter of the cells, so the damage is limited to the only cell that absorbed the boron. BNCT is also a promising treatment for multifocal, metastasized, infiltrating, relapsing and radio-resistant cancers.

  • Realization of an AB-BNCT facility at CNAO
  • Computational and experimental dosimetry, neutron spectrometry
  • Treatment planning, AI image processing techniques, computational radiobiology
  • Innovative moderators
  • In vitro and in vivo radiobiological studies
  • Feasibility and effectiveness studies of BNCT for tumors and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Measurement of boron concentration
  • SPECT-Compton Camera online imaging with CdZnTe

ContactsSaverio Altieri, Silva Bortolussi, Nicoletta Protti

Group members: Saverio Altieri, Silva Bortolussi, Valeria Pascali, Ian Postuma, Nicoletta Protti, Valerio Vercesi