Potentialities of mass-spectrometry (ICP-MS) for actinides determination in urine
C. Bouvier-Capely, J. Ritt, N. Baglan, C. Cossonnet, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 60, 629-633 (2004)
The applicability of inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for determining actinides in urine was investigated. Performances of ICP-MS including detection limit and analysis time were studied and compared with a spectrometry performances. In the field of individual monitoring of workers, the comparison chart obtained in this study can be used as a guide for medical laboratories to select the most adequate procedure to be carried out depending on the case in question (the radioisotope to be measured, the required sensitivity, and the desired response time).