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Title: An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT

Abstract

The overall goal of this project was to develop an accelerator-based neutron source (ABNS) for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Specifically, our goals were to design, and confirm by measurement, a target assembly and a moderator assembly that would fulfill the design requirements of the ABNS. These design requirements were 1) that the neutron field quality be as good as the neutron field quality for the reactor-based neutron sources for BNCT, 2) that the patient treatment time be reasonable, 3) that the proton current required to treat patients in reasonable times be technologially achievable at reasonable cost with good reliability, and accelerator space requirements which can be met in a hospital, and finally 4) that the treatment be safe for the patients.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Ohio State University Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
877311
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/61612-F
TRN: US0702474
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-93ER61612
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ACCELERATORS; BORON; DESIGN; MODERATORS; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; PATIENTS; PROTONS; RELIABILITY; TARGETS; Accelerator-based neutron source, BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy)

Citation Formats

Blue, Thomas, E. An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/877311.
Blue, Thomas, E. An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT. United States. doi:10.2172/877311.
Blue, Thomas, E. Tue . "An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT". United States. doi:10.2172/877311. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877311.
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author = {Blue, Thomas, E},
abstractNote = {The overall goal of this project was to develop an accelerator-based neutron source (ABNS) for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Specifically, our goals were to design, and confirm by measurement, a target assembly and a moderator assembly that would fulfill the design requirements of the ABNS. These design requirements were 1) that the neutron field quality be as good as the neutron field quality for the reactor-based neutron sources for BNCT, 2) that the patient treatment time be reasonable, 3) that the proton current required to treat patients in reasonable times be technologially achievable at reasonable cost with good reliability, and accelerator space requirements which can be met in a hospital, and finally 4) that the treatment be safe for the patients.},
doi = {10.2172/877311},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Mar 14 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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