Fluorescent excitation analysis (FEA) is a technique that has been utilized for some time in physics. An increasing number of biomedical applications for FEA have been reported in recent year: it is becoming the assay method of choice in many areas of research and clinical practice. The purpose of this volume is to acquaint the interest physician or physicist with the basic principles and instrumentation relevant for FEA, as well as some present and future biomedical applications.
Section 1: Physical principles 1. Instrumentation for Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence 2. Excitation Methods for Energy Dispersive Analysis Section 2 3. Trace Elements in Medicine Section 3: Techniques for in Vitro Fluorescents Excitation Analysis of Stable Tracers 4. Fluorescents Excitation Analysis in the Measurement of Body Water Compartments, Cell Survival and Specific Organ Function 5. Studies of the Kinetics of X-Ray Contrast Agents Using Fluorescent Excitation Analysis Section 4: Current Developments in Instrumentation for Fluorescent Scanning of the Thyroid 6.The Clinical Utility of Fluorescent Scanning of the Thyroid