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

An improved method 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.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871098
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5658233
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; capture; therapy; deep; tissue; penetration; capillary; focusing; improved; method; delivering; thermal; neutrons; subsurface; cancer; tumor; doped; dopant; section; improvement; guide; tube; cooperation; apparatus; lens; directing; avoiding; damage; surrounding; thermal neutron; focusing lens; improved method; neutron capture; capture therapy; thermal neutrons; guide tube; /600/250/

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