Critique of Mit Workshop on Neutron Beam Design, Development and Performance for Neutron Capture Therapy

  • Otto K. Harling
  • John A. Bernard
  • Robert G. Zamenhof

Abstract

The March 29-31, 1989 workshop at MIT dealt with beam design and performance for neutron capture therapy. This paper will provide a limited critical overview of some of the subjects and issues which were discussed in the Workshop. The authors have participants where scientifically defensible.

Keywords

Filtration Cadmium Boron Polyethylene Retina 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto K. Harling
    • 1
  • John A. Bernard
    • 1
  • Robert G. Zamenhof
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Reactor LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of Technology CambridgeMassachusettsUSA
  2. 2.Tufts-New England Medical CenterBoston, MassachusettsUSA

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