Californium-252 Neutron Sources for Medical Applications

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Californium-252 neutron sources are being prepared to investigate the value of this radionuclide in diagnosing and treating diseases. A source resembling a cell-loaded radium needle was developed for neutron therapy. Since therapy needles are normally implanted in the body, very conservative design criteria were established to prevent leakage of radioactive. Methods are being developed to prepare very intense californium sources that could be used eventually for neutron radiography and for diagnosis by neutron activation analysis. This paper discusses these methods.

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Boulogne, A.R. August 29, 2001.

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Californium-252 neutron sources are being prepared to investigate the value of this radionuclide in diagnosing and treating diseases. A source resembling a cell-loaded radium needle was developed for neutron therapy. Since therapy needles are normally implanted in the body, very conservative design criteria were established to prevent leakage of radioactive. Methods are being developed to prepare very intense californium sources that could be used eventually for neutron radiography and for diagnosis by neutron activation analysis. This paper discusses these methods.

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  • ACS Nuclear Chemistry and Technology Divisional Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ (US), 09/08/1968--09/13/1968

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  • Report No.: DP-MS-68-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 785206
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Boulogne, A.R. Californium-252 Neutron Sources for Medical Applications, article, August 29, 2001; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718410/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.