In vivo X-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurement of uranium in bone.


This study investigates the applicability of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to measuring bone uranium concentrations, using a 57Co source to excite the uranium X-rays, with the source and detector in an approximate 180 degrees backscatter geometry relative to the sample position. It is demonstrated, by experiment and Monte Carlo simulation, that the X-ray to… (More)


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@article{OMeara1998InVX, title={In vivo X-ray fluorescence (XRF) measurement of uranium in bone.}, author={Joanne M O'Meara and David R. Chettle and F E Mcneill and Colin E. Webber}, journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine}, year={1998}, volume={49 5-6}, pages={713-5} }