Physics of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy in Japan

  • Keiji Kanda


Four research reactors are currently licensed for medical application in Japan. As of September 1994, approximately 200 clinical irradiations using these research reactors have been done for brain and skin tumors as shown in Table 1. The number of chief medical doctors certified by the Government is eleven so far. Among them, eight doctors have already treated tumor patients using the Kyoto University Reactor (KUR, 5MW) as shown in Table 2. Very recently in USA clinical trials have been restarted using epithermal neutrons at MIT and BNL.


Thermal Neutron Neutron Beam Heavy Water Research Reactor Maxwellian Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keiji Kanda
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  1. 1.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversityOsakaJapan

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