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Microwave reflection, transmission, and absorption by human brain tissue
Author(s): M. A. Ansari; N. Akhlaghipour; M. Zarei; A. R. Niknam
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Paper Abstract

These days, the biological effects of electromagnetic (EM) radiations on the brain, especially in the frequency range of mobile communications, have caught the attention of many scientists. Therefore, in this paper, the propagation of mobile phone electromagnetic waves in the brain tissues is investigated analytically and numerically. The brain is modeled by three layers consisting of skull, grey and white matter. First, we have analytically calculated the microwave reflection, transmission, and absorption coefficients using signal flow graph technique. The effect of microwave frequency and variations in the thickness of layers on the propagation of microwave through brain are studied. Then, the penetration of microwave in the layers is numerically investigated by Monte Carlo method. It is shown that the analytical results are in good agreement with those obtained by Monte Carlo method. Our results indicate the absorbed microwave energy depends on microwave frequency and thickness of brain layers, and the absorption coefficient is optimized at a number of frequencies. These findings can be used for comparing the microwave absorbed energy in a child's and adult's brain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10716, Saratov Fall Meeting 2017: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIX, 107160T (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314449
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M. A. Ansari, Shahid Beheshti Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
N. Akhlaghipour, Shahid Beheshti Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
M. Zarei, Shahid Beheshti Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
A. R. Niknam, Shahid Beheshti Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10716:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2017: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIX
Valery V. Tuchin; Elina A. Genina; Vladimir L. Derbov; Dmitry Engelevich Postnov, Editor(s)

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