Identification of Inclusions in Lung Tissue with a Raman Microprobe
Abstract:Inhaled particles smaller than 4 μm can cause damage to lung tissue, a disease called silicosis. We present an investigation on the use of a Raman microspectrometer for the identification of inclusions in lung tissue. We measured Raman spectra of such inclusions in lung tissue of a patient whose probable cause of death was silicosis. Most of the inclusions we could identify were calcite particles.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Twente University of Technology, Department of Applied Physics, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Publication date: May 1, 1984
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