Elemental composition and microstructure analysis of a rabbit urolith

Elemental composition and microstructure analysis of a rabbit urolith

Author Machado, Debora Bellini Google Scholar
Sato, Ivone M. Google Scholar
Silva, Flavia R. O. Google Scholar
Salvador, Vera Lucia R. Google Scholar
Marumo, Julio Takehiro Google Scholar
Schor, Nestor Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bellini, Maria Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Fauna Diagnost Ctr & Vet Special
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Following physical examination and radiography analysis, cystotomy was performed to remove a rabbit's single bladder stone. This rabbit urolith was analyzed by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). the EDXRF technique was successful for the determination of major elements (Ca, Mg, P, K and S) and presented sufficient sensitivity to also trace elements (Sr, Fe, Cu, V, Cr, Mn, Zn and Pb) determination. the results showed significant quantitative and structural variations among the urolith regions. the EDXRF technique using the fundamental parameters method and SEM attend as complementary techniques that can be useful in the management of urinary stone analysis.
Keywords Urolith
X-ray fluorescence
Scanning electron microscopy
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number FAPESP: 2010/52180-4
Date 2014-10-01
Published in Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Dordrecht: Springer, v. 302, n. 1, p. 97-102, 2014.
ISSN 0236-5731 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 97-102
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10967-014-3305-9
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000342134800012
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38270

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