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Title: System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy

Abstract

A neutron delivery system that provides improved capability for tumor control during medical therapy. The system creates a unique neutron beam that has a bimodal or multi-modal energy spectrum. This unique neutron beam can be used for fast-neutron therapy, boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), or both. The invention includes both an apparatus and a method for accomplishing the purposes of the invention.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872374
Patent Number(s):
US 5920601
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; delivery; neutron; beams; medical; therapy; provides; improved; capability; tumor; control; creates; unique; beam; bimodal; multi-modal; energy; spectrum; fast-neutron; boron; capture; bnct; apparatus; accomplishing; purposes; energy spectrum; provides improved; neutron capture; boron neutron; capture therapy; neutron beam; neutron beams; medical therapy; /376/

Citation Formats

Nigg, David W, and Wemple, Charles A. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Nigg, David W, & Wemple, Charles A. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy. United States.
Nigg, David W, and Wemple, Charles A. Fri . "System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872374.
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year = {1999},
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