Radium-226, Radium-228, Lead-210, and Fluorine in Persons With Osteogenic Sarcoma

Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1573-1575
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1573


Concentrations of the naturally occurring alpha-emitting radioelements, radium-226, radium-228, and lead-210, and of stable lead and fluorine were determined in bone specimens from 32 individuals having a verified osteogenic sarcoma. Comparison of these results with those for the average person showed no significant differences in either the absorbed dose (rad) from the accumulated radioisotopes or in the concentrations of the elements studied.