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Neutron capture therapy with deep tissue penetration using capillary neutron focusing

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
August 19, 1997
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An improved method for delivering thermal neutrons to a subsurface cancer or tumor which has been first doped with a dopant having a high cross section for neutron capture. The improvement is the use of a guide tube in cooperation with a capillary neutron focusing apparatus, or neutron focusing lens, for directing neutrons to the tumor, and thereby avoiding damage to surrounding tissue.
Peurrung; Anthony J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
08/ 529,969
September 19, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.