A synchrotron X-ray fluorescence system was employed to quantify the levels of iron, copper, zinc and potassium in 80 healthy and cancerous breast tissue samples. The statistical analysis of the sample concentrations reveals a trend of elevated levels in the cancerous tissue. The elevation is most pronounced for potassium and least for iron. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B. Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|