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Silva Bortolussi


Associate professor

Office location: room 1-38

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Telephone: +39 0382 987635

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Research interests: My research interests are in the field of nuclear physics applied to medicine and biology, in particular in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. This is an experimental binary therapy based on the neutron irradiation of the tumour after the administration of a drug able to concentrate 10-boron selectively in the malignancy. The nuetron capture in boron generates two highly ionizing particles that damage only the cells where they are created. In this field, I perform computational dosimetry by Monte Carlo calculations of neutron and gamma transport, and treatment planning. Moreover, form th experimental point of view, I perform oron concentration measurements in biological samples by alpha spectrometry and neutron autoradiography and neutron flux measurments.

Teaching: I am chair of the course of Simulations in bio-sanitary field for the MSc in Physics.

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Insegnamenti del docente Silva Bortolussi:

A Fisica applicata (Tecniche di radiologia medica, per immagini e radioterapia)

A Fisica applicata ai beni culturali e ambientali (Conservazione e restauro dei beni culturali (sede di Cremona))

A Fisica Sperimentale corso L-Z (Biotecnologie)

M Simulazione in campo biosanitario