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Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine

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


PMID 26454177

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 (1-100ppm), thus demonstrating their applicability as precise methods to quantify boron and determine its distribution in tissues.