The requirements and development of neutron beams for neutron capture therapy of brain cancer
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is currently practised in the United States and Japan, using neutron beams at research reactors. BNCT was first performed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the Unites States, using thermal neutron beams. The trials were a failure due to poorly performing beams and nondiscriminating tumour seeking boron compounds. This paper looks at the history of beam tube development and discusses the requirements of present beam tube design, and the potential of research reactors, accelerators and radioisotope sources, worldwide.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Neuro-Oncology (1995)
Record Number: 199610130 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
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