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Optimization of the Compton camera for measuring prompt gamma rays in boron neutron capture therapy.

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      Optimization of the Compton camera for measuring prompt gamma rays (0.478MeV) emitted during boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) was performed with Geant4. The parameters of the Compton camera were determined as follows: 3cm thick - 10cm wide scatter detector (Silicon), 10cm thick - 10cm wide absorber detector (Germanium), and 1cm distance between the scatter and absorber detectors. For a typical brain tumor treatment, the overall detection efficiency of the optimized Compton camera was approximately 0.1425% using the Snyder's head phantom with a sphere tumor (4cm diameter and ~1cm depth).

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      [1 ] Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China; National Institute of Nuclear Physics, INFN, Section of Pavia, Italy.
      [2 ] Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China; Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Nanjing, China. Electronic address: tangxiaobin@nuaa.edu.cn.
      [3 ] Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China.
      Journal
      Appl Radiat Isot
      Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine
      Elsevier BV
      1872-9800
      0969-8043
      Jun 2017
      : 124
      28342380 S0969-8043(16)30932-0 10.1016/j.apradiso.2017.03.014

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