Identification of inclusions in lung tissue with a Raman microprobe

H. Buiteveld, F.F.M. de Mul, J. Mud, Jan Greve

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Inhaled particles smaller than 4 μm can cause damage to lung tissue, a disease called silicosis. We present an investigation on the use of a Raman microspectrometer for the identification of inclusions in lung tissue. We measured Raman spectra of such inclusions in lung tissue of a patient whose probable cause of death was silicosis. Most of the inclusions we could identify were calcite particles.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)304-306
JournalApplied spectroscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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