By means of Monte Carlo, the feasibility is shown of converting the epithermal neutron beam at the TAPIRO reactor at ENEA, Casaccia, from sample irradiations to patient treatment. The irradiation position had to be moved to outside the reactor at more than twice the distance from the core (2.6m) with a consequent redesign of the column. The characteristic of a low power source (5kW) suggests that the solutions to the design problems may have implications for other limited neutron source NCT facilities.

Design of an Epithermal Facility for Treating Patients with Brain Gliomas at the TAPIRO Fast Reactor at ENEA Casaccia

Daffara, Claudia;
2002

Abstract

By means of Monte Carlo, the feasibility is shown of converting the epithermal neutron beam at the TAPIRO reactor at ENEA, Casaccia, from sample irradiations to patient treatment. The irradiation position had to be moved to outside the reactor at more than twice the distance from the core (2.6m) with a consequent redesign of the column. The characteristic of a low power source (5kW) suggests that the solutions to the design problems may have implications for other limited neutron source NCT facilities.
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MCNP code; neutron facility; patient treatment
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