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Title: Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing

Abstract

An improved method is disclosed for delivering thermal neutrons to a subsurface cancer or tumor which has been first doped with a dopant having a high cross section for neutron capture. The improvement is the use of a guide tube in cooperation with a capillary neutron focusing apparatus, or neutron focusing lens, for directing neutrons to the tumor, and thereby avoiding damage to surrounding tissue. 1 fig.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527758
Patent Number(s):
5,658,233
Application Number:
PAN: 8-529,969; TRN: 97:016698
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 550604; PA: EDB-97:127477; SN: 97001843793
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEOPLASMS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; OPTIMIZATION; NEUTRON GUIDES

Citation Formats

Peurrung, A.J. Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Peurrung, A.J. Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing. United States.
Peurrung, A.J. Tue . "Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing". United States.
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