Title: Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for an Explanted Organ - The Logistical Challenges
Authors: WITTIG AndreaMOSS RaymondKAISER Gernot M.MALAGO MassimoNIEVAART Victor AlexanderSAUERWEIN Wolfgang
Citation: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 67 no. 7-8S p. S302-S305
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56054
ISSN: 0969-8043
URI: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/apradiso
DOI: 10.1016/j.apridiso.2009.03.068
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Single liver metastases of colorectal cancer can be cured by surgery; disseminated liver metastases are incurable. A research group in Pavia, Italy, used BNCT as an experimental method to irradiate in curative intention the explanted liver of patients suffering from disseminated hepatic metastases. The situation in Pavia, where a reactor with aspecially adapted thermal column and the hospital are closeby, is unique. For the purpose of the present study, it was necessary to investigate how the Pavia experience can be repeated with transplantation centers located at distance from a reactor. Some basic investigations of the logistics of such a procedure are reported.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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