A rapid method for dissolving tissue for liquid scintillation counting

C. P. Petroff, H. H. Patt, P. P. Nair

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This report describes an efficient technique for the rapid dissolution of tissues for liquid scintillation counting incorporating the advantages of previously published studies to obtain high counting efficiencies without phase separation. We have employed a 2 N solution of methanolic KOH as the solubilizing agent, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether to bring about complete miscibility of the tissue digest with the toluene scintillator solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalThe International Journal Of Applied Radiation And Isotopes
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1965

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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