L-shell x-ray fluorescence measurements of lead in bone: accuracy and precision.

@article{Todd2002LshellXF,
  title={L-shell x-ray fluorescence measurements of lead in bone: accuracy and precision.},
  author={A. C. Todd and Spencer Carroll and Ciaran M Geraghty and Fuad A Khan and Erin L. Moshier and Shida Tang and Patrick J. Parsons},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 8},
  pages={1399-419}
}
This study aimed to quantify the accuracy and precision of a method for in vivo measurements of lead in bone using L-shell x-ray fluorescence (LXRF), the former via comparison with independent measurements of lead in bone obtained using electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) following acid digestion. Using LXRF. the lead content of adult human cadaver tibiae was measured, both as intact legs and as dissected tibiae with overlying tissue removed, the latter at several proximal… CONTINUE READING