Fluorine determination in human and animal bones by particle-induced gamma-ray emission


Sastri C., Iyengar V., Blondiaux G., Tessier Y., Petri H., Hoffmann P., ...More

FRESENIUS JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, vol.370, no.7, pp.924-929, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 370 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002160100900
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.924-929

Abstract

Fluorine was determined in the iliac crest bones of patients and in ribs collected from post-mortem investigations by particle-induced gamma-ray emission based on the (19)F(p,p ' gamma)(19)F reaction, using 2.0/2.5 MeV protons. The results indicate that for 68% of the human samples the F concentration is in the range 500-1999 mug g(-1). For comparison purposes fluorine was also determined in some animal bones; in some animal tissues lateral profiles of fluorine were measured.