Research on Neutron Beam Design for BNCT at the Musashi Reactor
The neutron irradiation facility at the Musashi Reactor (TRIGA-Mark II, 100 kW) was modified for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) in 1975 . 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.
KeywordsFast Neutron Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Epithermal Neutron Gold Foil Irradiation Port
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