Radiation Detection and Heavy Metals Measurements in Powdered Blood Sample of Leukemia Patients

Keywords: Uranium concentration, Heavy element, leukemia, CR-39, X-ray fluorescence


This research examines the measurements of radiation detection and heavy metals in blood samples of leukemia and health groups using CR-39 nuclear track detectors and X-ray fluorescence. The results show that the minimum and maximum values of uranium contents found in leukemia blood samples of male (18 years) and female (55 years) patients, respectively. The concentration of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, and Ni) and radium contents is higher in leukemia blood samples, as compared with their concentration in healthy blood samples.


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Author Biography

Zakariya A. Hussein, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University, Koya KOY45, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Zakariya Adel Hussein is an Assistant Prof. at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Health, Koya University. He  got the B.Sc. degree in Physics Science, the M.Sc. degree in Radiation Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Radiation in medical  Physics. His research interests are in Radiation Physics, Medical Physics, Environment and Radioactivity.


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How to Cite
Hussein, Z. A. (2023) “Radiation Detection and Heavy Metals Measurements in Powdered Blood Sample of Leukemia Patients”, ARO-THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF KOYA UNIVERSITY, 11(1), pp. 121-125. doi: 10.14500/aro.11136.