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Radiotherapy Systems, Neutron Beam, Epithermal

Definition : Neutron-beam radiotherapy systems designed to deliver a beam of low-energy (epithermal) neutrons. The radiation is usually directed to a tumor site that was previously treated with boron-10 or other suitable neutron capture element that can penetrate the blood brain barrier, selectively target neoplastic cells, and persist therein for suitable periods of time before radiation (e.g., boron neutron capture therapy [BNCT]). The neutrons are captured by the boron and produce charged particles that are capable of damaging or destroying tumor tissue. Currently, this therapy is mostly used to treat malignant gliomas.

Entry Terms : "Radiotherapy Units, Neutron Capture" , "Epithermal Radiotherapy Systems" , "Radiotherapy Systems, Neutron Beam, Low-Energy" , "Low-Energy Neutron Beam Radiotherapy Systems" , "BNCT Systems" , "Neutron Capture Therapy Units" , "Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Units"

UMDC code : 18016

   

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AccSys Technonogy Inc

AccSys is the world's leading commercial supplier of ion linear accelerator systems. Founded in 1985 as a design and manufacturing company, AccSys specializes in the development, production, installation and servicing of low-cost compact ion linear accelerators (linacs) using radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) linac and drift-tube linac (DTL) technology. AccSys is dedicated to using this position of leadership to provide the highest quality and most reliable commercial ion linac systems to meet the needs of customers in medical, industrial and research applications.

Siemens Canada Ltd

Siemens Canada Ltd

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