The elemental analysis of the human body using associated particle timing based on the D + D reaction

C. J. Evans, G. C. Petö, S. Al-Lehyani, J. B. Darko

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Abstract

Fast (~ 2.8 MeV) neutrons are generated in the 2H(d,n)3He reaction, and are used for excitation of sample materials via inelastic scattering. Nanosecond timing identifies the spatial origin of the measured gamma radiation, making possible three-dimensional imaging and improved detection sensitivity. Several elements have been measured, and it is estimated that a clinical device, with equivalent dose of 10 mSv, will be capable of detecting the order of 10-100 mg.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-551
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume49
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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