The thermal column of the TRIGA Mark II reactor of the Pavia University is used as an irradiation facility to perform biological tests and irradiations of living systems for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) research. The suitability of the facility has been ensured by studying the neutron flux and the photon background in the irradiation chamber inside the thermal column. This characterization has been realized both by flux and dose measurements as well as by Monte Carlo simulations. The routine irradiations concern in vitro cells cultures and different tumor animal models to test the efficacy of the BNCT treatment. Some results about these experiments will be described.

Biological tests for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy research at the TRIGA Mark II reactor in Pavia

PROTTI, NICOLETTA;BALLARINI, FRANCESCA;BORTOLUSSI, SILVA;DE BARI, ANTONIO;ALTIERI, SAVERIO;CLERICI, ANNA MARIA;ZONTA, CECILIA;FERRARI, CINZIA;
2011

Abstract

The thermal column of the TRIGA Mark II reactor of the Pavia University is used as an irradiation facility to perform biological tests and irradiations of living systems for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) research. The suitability of the facility has been ensured by studying the neutron flux and the photon background in the irradiation chamber inside the thermal column. This characterization has been realized both by flux and dose measurements as well as by Monte Carlo simulations. The routine irradiations concern in vitro cells cultures and different tumor animal models to test the efficacy of the BNCT treatment. Some results about these experiments will be described.
Transactions of European Nuclear Society
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