Radiation dosimetry at the BNL Medical Research Reactor

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The Medical Research Reactor, BMRR, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, BNL, is a three megawatt, 3 MW, heterogeneous, tank-type, light water cooled and moderated, graphite reflected reactor, which was designed for biomedical studies, and became operational in 1959. It provides thermal and epithermal neutron beams suitable for research studies such as radiation therapy of various types of tumors. At the present time, the major program at BMRR is Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, BNCT. Modifications have been made to the BMRR to significantly increase the available epithermal neutron flux density to a patient in clinical trials of BNCT. The data indicate ... continued below

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Holden, N.E.; Reciniello, R.N.; Greenberg, D.D. & Hu, J.P. November 1, 1998.

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The Medical Research Reactor, BMRR, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, BNL, is a three megawatt, 3 MW, heterogeneous, tank-type, light water cooled and moderated, graphite reflected reactor, which was designed for biomedical studies, and became operational in 1959. It provides thermal and epithermal neutron beams suitable for research studies such as radiation therapy of various types of tumors. At the present time, the major program at BMRR is Boron Neutron Capture Therapy, BNCT. Modifications have been made to the BMRR to significantly increase the available epithermal neutron flux density to a patient in clinical trials of BNCT. The data indicate that the flux density and dose rate are concentrated in the center of the beam, the patient absorbs neutrons rather than gamma radiation and as noted previously even with the increasing flux values, gamma-ray dose received by the attending personnel has remained minimal. Flux densities in the center of the thermal port and epithermal port beams have been characterized with an agreement between the measurements and the calculations.

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  • International conference on the physics of nuclear science and technology, Long Island, NY (United States), 5-8 Oct 1998

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  • Other: DE98004443
  • Report No.: BNL--65298
  • Report No.: CONF-981003--
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663503
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704095

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Holden, N.E.; Reciniello, R.N.; Greenberg, D.D. & Hu, J.P. Radiation dosimetry at the BNL Medical Research Reactor, article, November 1, 1998; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704095/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.