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Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs

Abstract

This report discusses the status and success of neutron therapy and some of the problems in clinical neutron dosimetry. Existing neutron interaction data, in particular results of kerma factor measurements and data evaluations, are reviewed. Nuclear data relevant for neutron source reactions, collimation, and shielding are also discussed. Finally, physical aspects of the variation of biological effectiveness of neutrons with neutron energy (radiation quality) are set out. Exchange of information between neutron therapy centers is essential, since only clinical experience can determine the optimal absorbed dose, fractionation, target volume, and clinical indications/contra-indications for neutron therapy. Refs, 44 figs, 19 tabs.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-992
Reference Number:
SCA: 550603; PA: AIX-29:026701; EDB-98:063167; SN: 98001961129
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Refs, 44 figs, 19 tabs.; PBD: Dec 1997
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CARCINOMAS; DOSIMETRY; FAST NEUTRONS; LET; MELANOMAS; NEUTRON THERAPY; PANCREAS; PATIENTS; RADIOSENSITIVITY; TUMOR CELLS; UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES
OSTI ID:
609246
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria).
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1011-4289; Other: ON: DE98622589; TRN: XA9846397026701
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98622589
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
122 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 17, 1998

Citation Formats

None. Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs. IAEA: N. p., 1997. Web.
None. Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs. IAEA.
None. 1997. "Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs." IAEA.
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title = {Nuclear data for neutron therapy: Status and future needs}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {This report discusses the status and success of neutron therapy and some of the problems in clinical neutron dosimetry. Existing neutron interaction data, in particular results of kerma factor measurements and data evaluations, are reviewed. Nuclear data relevant for neutron source reactions, collimation, and shielding are also discussed. Finally, physical aspects of the variation of biological effectiveness of neutrons with neutron energy (radiation quality) are set out. Exchange of information between neutron therapy centers is essential, since only clinical experience can determine the optimal absorbed dose, fractionation, target volume, and clinical indications/contra-indications for neutron therapy. Refs, 44 figs, 19 tabs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}