Procedures for the Medical Application of Research Reactors

  • Hideaki Nishihara
  • Keiji Kanda

Abstract

The Kyoto University Reactor (KUR) is one of the four research reactors in Japan that are currently licensed for medical application, in addition to other research purposes. Taking the KUR as an example, legal and other procedures for using research reactors for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) are described, which are practiced in accordance with the “Provisional Guideline Pertaining to Medical Irradiation by Accelerators and/or Reactors, other than defined by the Medical Service Act” of the Science Council of Japan.

Keywords

Medical Team Research Reactor Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Irradiation Plan Boron Compound 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    T. Shibata, “On the establishment of ”Provisional guideline pertaining to medical irradiation by accelerators and/or reactors, other than defined by Medical Service Act“ ”, (in Japanese), Isotope News 7, pp 7–8, 1978.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideaki Nishihara
    • 1
  • Keiji Kanda
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversityOsakaJapan

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