Thorium determination in a liver autopsy sample via direct gamma-spectrometry and neutron activation analysis

J.J.M. de Goeij, C.E. Rasmussen

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Abstract

Thorium was determined in a liver autopsy sample from a person treated with Thorotrast ca. 40 y earlier. The decay products 228Ac. 224Ra, 212Pb, 212Bi, and 208TI from the 232 Th series were identified by direct y-spectrometry. Instrumental neutron activation analysis yielded a value of ca 22 g thorium per kg dry liver material. The total radiation dose to the whole liver was estimated in the order of 16 Gy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-332
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume175
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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