In vivo tissue analysis using mu-mesic x rays [report]

R.L. Hutson
1975 unpublished
nor *nv oflhrir rMylayrti, Mr any «f ihtir r«nlr«rt«n, auhrontracttrt, «r tfertr citiflay»M. n»Sw« iny wsrraniv, ci»m« «r im»JiX, tr IHUIMI any legal liaMltlv «r aittilily for Ihr tccuracv. ccmaletfiiMi, «r uMfulimi of ftrnuiiMi. aa^aratui. pr**Jwct. *r pracni d. «r }iu thai ita ue*> wauh) mt infViiia> prtvately OWIM*J rlahu. ABSTRACT The energies of the mu-mesic x rays emitted when negative muons are captured by atoms of the various elements in tissue are characteristic of the particular
more » ... he particular element. The yields of x rays can then be used as a measure of the amount of the various elements in the tissue. The x-ray spectra from animal tissues show clearly the spectral series from carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen.
doi:10.2172/4202280 fatcat:xkwzp2iirnbgrmrxr4hdagsuv4