On-Line Boron-10 Determination from Blood Samples by ICP-MS

  • M. Kulvik
  • J. Laakso
  • J. Vähätalo
  • R. Zilliacus


Accurate and fast boron analysis is essential in BNC-treatment of glioma patients. Standard boron analytical assay from biological samples are direct current plasma atomic emission spectrometry,1 inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry,2 inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry3 or prompt gamma-ray analysis.4 Various standard and alternative techniques for boron analysis have been tested by the Finnish BNCT research group.5


Sample Pretreatment Plasma Emission Spectrometer Sample Pretreatment Method Sample Pretreatment Technique Boron Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kulvik
    • 1
  • J. Laakso
    • 1
  • J. Vähätalo
    • 2
  • R. Zilliacus
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyHelsinki University Central HospitalFinland
  2. 2.Laboratory of RadiochemistryUniversity of HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.VTT Chemical TechnologyFinland

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