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Published online: 2016-03-01
Submitted: 2014-02-27
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Microdosimetry: Principles and applications

Gustavo A. Santa Cruz
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2014.10.006
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(2):135-139.

open access

Vol 21, No 2 (2016)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2016-03-01
Submitted: 2014-02-27

Abstract

Aim

to present the most important aspects of Microdosimetry, a research field in radiation biophysics.

Background

microdosimetry is the branch of radiation biophysics that systematically studies the spatial, temporal and spectral aspects of the stochastic nature of the energy deposition processes in microscopic structures.

Materials and Methods

we briefly review its history, the people, the formalism and the theories and devices that allowed researchers to begin to understand the true nature of radiation action on living matter.

Results and Conclusions

we outline some of its applications, especially to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, attempting to explain the biological effectiveness of the boron thermal neutron capture reaction.

Abstract

Aim

to present the most important aspects of Microdosimetry, a research field in radiation biophysics.

Background

microdosimetry is the branch of radiation biophysics that systematically studies the spatial, temporal and spectral aspects of the stochastic nature of the energy deposition processes in microscopic structures.

Materials and Methods

we briefly review its history, the people, the formalism and the theories and devices that allowed researchers to begin to understand the true nature of radiation action on living matter.

Results and Conclusions

we outline some of its applications, especially to Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, attempting to explain the biological effectiveness of the boron thermal neutron capture reaction.

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Keywords

Microdosimetry; Ionizing Radiation; Dual Radiation Action; BNCT

About this article
Title

Microdosimetry: Principles and applications

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 21, No 2 (2016)

Pages

135-139

Published online

2016-03-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2014.10.006

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2016;21(2):135-139.

Keywords

Microdosimetry
Ionizing Radiation
Dual Radiation Action
BNCT

Authors

Gustavo A. Santa Cruz

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