Inter-comparison of boron concentration measurements at INFN-University of Pavia (Italy) and CNEA (Argentina)

Agustina Portu, Ian Postuma, Mario Alberto Gadan, Gisela Saint Martin, María Silvina Olivera, Saverio Altieri, Nicoletta Protti, Silva Bortolussi

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Abstract

An inter-comparison of three boron determination techniques was carried out between laboratories from INFN-University of Pavia (Italy) and CNEA (Argentina): alpha spectrometry (alpha-spect), neutron capture radiography (NCR) and quantitative autoradiography (QTA). Samples of different nature were analysed: liquid standards, liver homogenates and tissue samples from different treatment protocols. The techniques showed a good agreement in a concentration range of interest in BNCT (1-100. ppm), thus demonstrating their applicability as precise methods to quantify boron and determine its distribution in tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alpha spectrometry
  • BNCT
  • Boron imaging
  • Boron measurements
  • Inter-comparison
  • Neutron autoradiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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