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

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

Abstract

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

Keywords

Boron 

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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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