STP1490: Radiation Dosimetry in the BNCT Patient Treatment Room at the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor

    Holden, N. E.
    Guest Physicist, National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY

    Reciniello, R. N.
    Health Physicist, Radiological Control Division, Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY

    Hu, J. -P.
    NY-State Professional Engineer, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven Lab., Upton, NY

    Pages: 7    Published: Jan 2007


    Abstract

    The BMRR was a 3 MW light water reactor that had an epithermal neutron beam that was used to perform clinical trials on patients with malignant brain tumors. A series of measurements and calculations had been performed in the treatment room both prior to the trials and during the trials. The details of the measurements and the Monte Carlo calculations are presented and compared.

    Keywords:

    BNCT, BMRR, neutron dose, gamma dose, epithermal neutrons


    Paper ID: STP45435S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP45435S


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