Accession Number : ADD017794

Title :   Focused Pulsed Neutron Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Friedman, Moshe ; Drobot, Adam ; Wyeth, N C

PDF Url : ADD017794

Report Date : 08 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A non-reactor neutron source is disclosed that allows for a pulse intense current of ions to generate neutrons that are epithermal neutrons and provide low-energy neutron energy particularly suited for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) treatment. The present invention provides for a neutron fluence on a tumor which can be more than 1012 neutrons/cm2 and is generated into a time scale of less than 1 second. The radiation dose provided by the present invention is focused yet uniformly distributed so as to attack cancerous tissues and reduce collateral damage to healthy tissues.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LOW ENERGY, *BORON, *NEUTRONS, *CANCER, *NEUTRON BEAMS, *NEUTRON CAPTURE, IONS, ATTACK, ENERGY, INTENSITY, NEOPLASMS, PULSES, SCALE, THERAPY, RADIATION DOSAGE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Biochemistry
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE