Trace Elements Analysis in Heart-Diseased Patients Using X-Ray Fluorescence

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2015-06-23
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El Siddik Tawir Kafi, Abu Rass
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In this project x-ray fluorescence (XRF) was applied for the study of trace elements in blood samples. Two x-ray spectrometer systems that exist in the Applied Nuclear Science Laboratory at the Physics Department, University of Khartoum, have been used to determine the concentrations of selected trace elements in human blood taken from some patient and normal persons. The object was to study the relation between the heart disease on the concentration of these elements, in the blood of the patients. The elements studied included K, Cu, Zn, Se, Br and Rb. Several methods were attempted for this study. Reasonable and reliable results were obtained using XRF: one based on computer, software called Biothick, and other based on emission- transmission method. While some difficulties, however were encountered in the application of a third method proposed by the Swedish scientist Prof. Selin (Selin's method). It was found that there is less concentration of the Ca, Se, Br and Rb in the blood of the heart-diseased patients.
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Trace Elements Analysis in Heart-Diseased Patients Using X-Ray Fluorescence
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