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Determination of Total Body Calcium by Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis: Absolute In Vivo Measurements

  • S J S Ryde
  • W D Morgan
  • J E Compston
  • A J Williams
  • C J Evans
  • A Sivyer
  • J Dutton
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 55)

Abstract

A method for the measurement of total body calcium (TBCa) by prompt gamma neutron activation analysis has previously been described (Ryde et al. f 1987). This involves irradiation with Cf-252 neutrons and on-line detection of 6.420 MeV gamma-rays resulting from neutron capture in Ca-40. It therefore differs significantly from all other measurements of TBCa, which hitherto have employed the delayed activation method.

Keywords

Renal Dialysis Single Photon Absorptiometry Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis Body Composition Study Clinical Engineer 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • S J S Ryde
    • 1
  • W D Morgan
    • 1
  • J E Compston
    • 2
  • A J Williams
    • 3
  • C J Evans
    • 4
  • A Sivyer
    • 1
  • J Dutton
    • 4
  1. 1.Swansea In Vivo Analysis Research Group, Department of Medical Physics and Clinical EngineeringSingleton HospitalSwanseaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK
  3. 3.Department of Renal MedicineMorriston HospitalSwanseaUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity College of SwanseaSwansea,WalesUK

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