Nuclear Medicine: the Boron Neutron Capture Therapy R&D

IAEA and Okayama University to Cooperate in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy R&D Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is a non-invasive therapeutic technique for treating invasive malignant tumours. It relies on the use of neutrons for the generation of energetic alpha particles to destroy cells within the tumour, but not in the surrounding tissue. Recent breakthroughs…