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Specific heat capacities of human and animal tissues
Author(s): K. Giering; I. Lamprecht; Olaf Minet
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Paper Abstract

Successful laserinduced tumor therapy requires the knowledge of optical properties of tissue as well as of the thermal ones (specific heat capacity, thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity). Therefore, a comprehensive review of one of those values, the specific heat capacity cp, of different human and animal tissues is given measured calorimetrically by us or collected from the literature. A Differential Scanning Calorimeter was used to determine the in vitro specific heat capacities of various healthy and tumorous human tissues. The influence of freezing in liquid nitrogen and of thermal coagulation on the specific heat capacity was investigated.

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Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2624, Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229547
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K. Giering, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie Berlin (Germany)
I. Lamprecht, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Olaf Minet, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2624:
Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics
Guy P. Delacretaz; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht; Thomas H. Meier, Editor(s)

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