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Title: Optimisation of an epithermal beam in HIFAR for boron neutron-capture therapy
Authors: Harrington, BV
Keywords: HIFAR Reactor
Epithermal neutrons
Boron isotopes
Neutron capture therapy
Issue Date: Aug-1987
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Harrington, B. V. (1987). Optimisation of an epithermal beam in HIFAR for boron neutron-capture therapy. (ANSTO/E662). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: A calculational study was undertaken to investigate the feasibility of developing an epithermal beam in the 10H horizontal facility of the HIFAR research reactor suitable for boron neutron-capture therapy of deep-seated metastatic melanoma. The filters considered were Al Al/S and AlF-3. Dose intensities and therapeutic gains in a phantom were calculated to determine optimum neutron and gamma filter lengths.
Gov't Doc #: 710
ISBN: 0642598665
ISSN: 10307745
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