Title: Design and Testing of a Rotating, Cooled Device for Extra-Corporal Treatment of Liver Cancer by BNCT in the Epithermal Neutron Beam at the HFR Petten
Authors: NIEVAART VICTOR ALEXANDERPOTT LUCIENWITTIG ANDREASAUERWEIN WOLFGANG
Other Contributors: MOSS RAYMOND
Citation: Advances in Neutron Capture Therapy 2006 p. 572-575
Publisher: International Society for Neutron Capture Therapy: ISNCT
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC35093
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC35093
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: As part of the joint project on extra-corporal treatment of liver cancer by BNCT between JRC Petten and the University Hospital Essen, a facility has been designed and built to contain the liver during its irradiation treatment at the HFR Petten. The design consists of a rotating spheroid shaped PMMA holder, manufactured to open at the equator and closed by screwing together, surrounded by PMMA and graphite blocks. A validation exercise has been performed regarding both the nuclear conditions and the physical conditions. For the former, activation foil sets of Au, Cu and Mn, were irradiated at positions inside the liver holder filled with water, whilst a second measurement campaign has been performed using gel dosimetry. For the physical test, it is required to operate (rotate) the facility for up to 4 hours and to maintain the liver at approximately 4oC. The latter test was performed using “cold gun sprays” that inject cold air near the liver holder. Both the nuclear and physical validation tests were performed successfully.
JRC Institute:Institute for Energy and Transport

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