Equipment and operations for preparing $sup 252$Cf neutron sources for interstitial cancer radiotherapy research

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The Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is currently producing californium- 252 sources for a medical evaluation program in neutron radiotherapy. These sources provide an intense, tiny, neutron point source for cancer therapy research. Instead of using a large beam of neutrons from a reactor or accelerator for tumor treatments, the implantable $sup 252$Cf neutron source delivers a highly localized radiation dose within the tumor itself. The equipment design and operations for producing the sources, the Pt-Ir clad wire containing the Pd-Cf$sub 2$O$sub 3$ cermet core, and the assembly of 3 to 12 seeds sealed within a radiation resistant 1.20 mm plastic ... continued below

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Walker, V.W. January 1, 1975.

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The Savannah River Laboratory (SRL) is currently producing californium- 252 sources for a medical evaluation program in neutron radiotherapy. These sources provide an intense, tiny, neutron point source for cancer therapy research. Instead of using a large beam of neutrons from a reactor or accelerator for tumor treatments, the implantable $sup 252$Cf neutron source delivers a highly localized radiation dose within the tumor itself. The equipment design and operations for producing the sources, the Pt-Ir clad wire containing the Pd-Cf$sub 2$O$sub 3$ cermet core, and the assembly of 3 to 12 seeds sealed within a radiation resistant 1.20 mm plastic tube are described. All operations are performed by machines specially designed for remote operation in a shielded cell. (auth)

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  • Joint meeting of the American Nuclear Society and the Atomic Industrial Forum, San Francisco, California, USA, 16 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: DP-MS--75-9
  • Report No.: CONF-751101--21
  • Grant Number: AT(07-2)-1
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4137141
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc870760

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Walker, V.W. Equipment and operations for preparing $sup 252$Cf neutron sources for interstitial cancer radiotherapy research, article, January 1, 1975; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc870760/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.