Measurements of natural levels of 14C in human's and rat's tissues by accelerator mass spectrometry in Korea

S. Y. Cho, J. Y. Lee, H. J. Khu, J. H. Kang, M. Y. Yoon, J. C. Kim

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Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is the most sensitive, safe and precise analytical method for quantifying long-lived isotope in biomedical research with animals as well as human beings. In Korea, AMS Laboratory has been operating successfully for years measuring especially archeological samples for 14C dating. In this year, a biological sample pretreatment facility was setup and we have also started to work on biomedical applications. As a preliminary study, we have measured the natural background levels of 14C in tissues and blood of humans and rats. The results were agreed with the other reported levels and gave stable and reproducible results within 1-2%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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