Designing a treatment room for BNCT clinical trials at the HFR, Petten
The design of the irradiation facility at Petten has placed emphasis on maximising the size of the treatment room, at minimum cost, embracing the re-use of existing materials where practicable. Features will include on-line beam dosimetry linked to automated timing of the irradiation period, a sliding shielding door for patient access, TV camera and sound communication between physician and patient, and a subsidiary labyrinth for rapid access by medical staff. These latter measures improve patient reassurance, the last also renewing the possibility of a light path, with the help of mirrors, for direct viewing of the patient. The main engineering constraint is severe restriction of headroom. The requirement of on-line monitoring is met by placing detectors in the beam-line.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th International Symposium on Neutron Capture Therapy for Cancer, Columbus (US), September 13-17, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36856 ORA
Record Number: 199310204 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
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