Study of Elemental Distribution in Urinary Stones by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

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K. Proksová, K. Novotný, M. Galiová, T. Vaculovič, J. Kuta, M. Nováčková, and V. Kanický

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno; Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, Brno; Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk University, Brno

 

The title technique (LA-ICP-MS) is suitable for mapping of elemental distribution in urinary stones. Two ablation modes have been compared, namely line scan and raster of isolated ablation spots. The correlation between some elements made it possible to estimate the proportions of particular minerals in the urinary stones. The results will be used for comprehensive evaluation of the emergence and growth of urinary stones.

 

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