Research on Neutron Beam Design for BNCT at the Musashi Reactor

  • O. Aizawa
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 54)


The neutron irradiation facility at the Musashi Reactor (TRIGA-Mark II, 100 kW) was modified for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in 1975 [1]. A cross-sectional view of the reactor is given in Figure 1. From 1976 through the end of March 1989, ninety-four patients with brain tumors and four patients with melanoma have been treated. Although treatments have been successfully performed since 1976, it is desirable to consider improvements in the depth-dose distribution and a reduction of irradiation time.


Fast Neutron Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Epithermal Neutron Gold Foil Irradiation Port 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Aizawa
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  1. 1.Atomic Energy Research LaboratoryMusashi Institute of TechnologyKawasakiJapan

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