EVALUATION OF SELECTIVE BORON ABSORPTION IN LIVER TUMORS
This study is part of a project which proposes the introduction of NCT in the therapy of Multifocal Hepatic Neoplastics (MHN) by means of Extracorporeal Treatment of the Liver (ETL). This method unites the advantages of NCT's antitumor selectivity with those offered by ETL's organ selectivity. The patient's liver can be explanted, preserved artificially and successively reimplanted by means of hepatic autotransplantation. This technique is made possible utilizing methods of extracorporeal preservation designed and performed by the Department of Surgery of the University of Pavia. Isolated irradiation of the liver is advantageous due to the possibility to plan and create a substantially uniform neutron field around the organ. Studies are in progress in order to obtain such conditions in the facilities of the Triga Mark II reactor of the University of Pavia.
Bibliographic Reference: THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY, BREMEN (GERMANY), MAY, 31-JUNE, 3, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 34189 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126103300 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
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