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

Abstract

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:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
871098
Patent Number(s):
5658233
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
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/

Citation Formats

Peurrung, Anthony J. Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Peurrung, Anthony J. Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing. United States.
Peurrung, Anthony J. Wed . "Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871098.
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title = {Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing},
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abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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