Fir 1 Reactor in service for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and isotope production

Iiro Auterinen, Seppo Salmenhaara

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    Abstract

    The FiR 1 reactor, a 250 kW Triga reactor, has been in operation since 1962. The main purpose to run the reactor is now the Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). Although BNCT dominates the current utilization of the reactor, it also has an important national role in providing local enterprises and research institutions in the fields of industrial measurements, pharmaceuticals, electronics, etc. with isotope produc-tion and activation analysis services. The whole reactor building has been renovated, creating a dedicated clinical BNCT facility at the reactor. Close to 30 patients have been treated since May 1999, when the licence for patient treatment was granted to the responsible BNCT treatment organization. The treatment organization has a close connection to the Helsinki University Central Hospital.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Reactor Utilization, Safety, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Management
    PublisherInternational Atomic Energy Agency IAEA
    Pages313-324
    ISBN (Print)92-0-113904-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Research Reactor Utilization, Safety, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Management - Santiago, Chile
    Duration: 10 Nov 200314 Nov 2003

    Publication series

    SeriesIAEA Proceedings
    NumberSTI/PUB/1212
    ISSN0074-1884

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Research Reactor Utilization, Safety, Decommissioning, Fuel and Waste Management
    CountryChile
    CitySantiago
    Period10/11/0314/11/03

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