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Installation of JRR-2 neutron medical irradiation facility

Technical Report:

Abstract

For Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) on brain tumor, a medical irradiation facility has been installed in the Japan Research Reactor No.2 (JRR-2) in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI). This facility consists of a neutron beam tube, an irradiation room and operating room. The cross section of the neutron beam tube is 200 mm x 200 mm and the thermal neutron flux at the irradiation position is 1 x 10{sup 9} n/cm{sup 2}/s with a gamma ray contamination of 1.7% at reactor thermal power of 10 MW. Single crystal bismuth filter and a polyethylene collimator were applied to optimize the neutron beam condition, and LiF tiles and Styrene-Butadiene-Rubbers (SBR) admixed with B{sub 4}C were used for suppressing the secondary gamma-rays from the construction materials of the facility. The first BNCT treatment by this facility was successfully performed on August 10th in 1990. Developments of the medical irradiation on the brain tumor and melanoma will be done by using this facility. (author).
Authors:
Arigane, Kenji; Yamada, Tadanori; Nemoto, Denjiro; Banba, Masao; Kawarai, Kunio [1] 
  1. Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1991
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
JAERI-M-91-139
Reference Number:
SCA: 220600; 550603; PA: JPN-91:011207; SN: 92000630623
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1991
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; JRR-2 REACTOR; BEAM HOLES; THERMAL COLUMNS; MELANOMAS; BISMUTH; MONOCRYSTALS; MODIFICATIONS; SPECIFICATIONS; NEUTRON FLUX; GAMMA RADIATION; IRRADIATION DEVICES; 220600; 550603; RESEARCH, TEST, TRAINING, PRODUCTION, IRRADIATION, MATERIALS TESTING REACTORS; EXTERNAL RADIATION IN THERAPY
OSTI ID:
10109061
Research Organizations:
Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE92751016; TRN: JP9111207
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
68 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Arigane, Kenji, Yamada, Tadanori, Nemoto, Denjiro, Banba, Masao, and Kawarai, Kunio. Installation of JRR-2 neutron medical irradiation facility. Japan: N. p., 1991. Web.
Arigane, Kenji, Yamada, Tadanori, Nemoto, Denjiro, Banba, Masao, & Kawarai, Kunio. Installation of JRR-2 neutron medical irradiation facility. Japan.
Arigane, Kenji, Yamada, Tadanori, Nemoto, Denjiro, Banba, Masao, and Kawarai, Kunio. 1991. "Installation of JRR-2 neutron medical irradiation facility." Japan.
@misc{etde_10109061,
title = {Installation of JRR-2 neutron medical irradiation facility}
author = {Arigane, Kenji, Yamada, Tadanori, Nemoto, Denjiro, Banba, Masao, and Kawarai, Kunio}
abstractNote = {For Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) on brain tumor, a medical irradiation facility has been installed in the Japan Research Reactor No.2 (JRR-2) in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI). This facility consists of a neutron beam tube, an irradiation room and operating room. The cross section of the neutron beam tube is 200 mm x 200 mm and the thermal neutron flux at the irradiation position is 1 x 10{sup 9} n/cm{sup 2}/s with a gamma ray contamination of 1.7% at reactor thermal power of 10 MW. Single crystal bismuth filter and a polyethylene collimator were applied to optimize the neutron beam condition, and LiF tiles and Styrene-Butadiene-Rubbers (SBR) admixed with B{sub 4}C were used for suppressing the secondary gamma-rays from the construction materials of the facility. The first BNCT treatment by this facility was successfully performed on August 10th in 1990. Developments of the medical irradiation on the brain tumor and melanoma will be done by using this facility. (author).}
place = {Japan}
year = {1991}
month = {Sep}
}