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Blood vessel architectural features and their effects on thermal phenomena

Paper Abstract

Blood vessels are anatomically and mechanically complex tissue structures. The particular architecture of arteries, veins and capillaries affects their response in therapeutic heating applications. This work summarizes the signal anatomic features of blood vessels for engineers and scientists, introduces the primary underlying physical principles which describe their function and response to external heating for clinicians, and provides a few representative examples of heating applications. It is by no means complete — such a work would be at least two orders of magnitude longer — but, we hope, provides an adequate survey of the pertinent literature so that the interested can locate more substantial treatments of the subject.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 47 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 1029706 (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375226
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John A. Pearce, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Sharon L. Thomsen M.D., Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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