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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 is disclosed. 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. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6427548
Patent Number(s):
5920601
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-955194
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 21 Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ENERGY SPECTRA; NEOPLASMS; NEUTRON BEAMS; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON GUIDES; BEAMS; DISEASES; MEDICINE; NEUTRON THERAPY; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS; RADIOLOGY; RADIOTHERAPY; SPECTRA; THERAPY; 550603* - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Nigg, D W, and Wemple, C A. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Nigg, D W, & Wemple, C A. System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy. United States.
Nigg, D W, and Wemple, C A. Tue . "System and method for delivery of neutron beams for medical therapy". United States.
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