An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT

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The overall goal of this project was to develop an accelerator-based neutron source (ABNS) for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Specifically, our goals were to design, and confirm by measurement, a target assembly and a moderator assembly that would fulfill the design requirements of the ABNS. These design requirements were 1) that the neutron field quality be as good as the neutron field quality for the reactor-based neutron sources for BNCT, 2) that the patient treatment time be reasonable, 3) that the proton current required to treat patients in reasonable times be technologially achievable at reasonable cost with good reliability, ... continued below

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Blue, Thomas, E March 14, 2006.

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The overall goal of this project was to develop an accelerator-based neutron source (ABNS) for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Specifically, our goals were to design, and confirm by measurement, a target assembly and a moderator assembly that would fulfill the design requirements of the ABNS. These design requirements were 1) that the neutron field quality be as good as the neutron field quality for the reactor-based neutron sources for BNCT, 2) that the patient treatment time be reasonable, 3) that the proton current required to treat patients in reasonable times be technologially achievable at reasonable cost with good reliability, and accelerator space requirements which can be met in a hospital, and finally 4) that the treatment be safe for the patients.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/61612-F
  • Grant Number: FG02-93ER61612
  • DOI: 10.2172/877311 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 877311
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875358

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Blue, Thomas, E. An Accelerator Neutron Source for BNCT, report, March 14, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875358/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.