Accession Number:

ADA411733

Title:

A Novel Method for Determining Calcification Composition

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 2001-31 May 2002

Corporate Author:

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Calcifications can be divided into two broad categories. Type I are composed of weddellite, while type II calcifications all have some phosphorus content, most typically calcium hydroxyapatite. Type II calcifications are known to be associated with carcinoma, while it is generally accepted that the exclusive finding of type I calcifications is indicative of benign lesions.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE