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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
An epithermal neutron beam has been designed for Boron neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) at the thermal column of Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) recently. In this paper the whole body effective dose, as well as the equivalent doses of several organs have been calculated in this facility using MCNPX Monte Carlo code. The effective dose has been calculated by using the absorbed doses determined for each individual organ, taking into account the type ofradiation and tissue weighting factors. The ICRP 110 whole body male phantom has been used as a patient model. It was found that the effective dose during BNCT of a brain tumor is equal to 0.90 Sv.