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Microwave thermal radiation effects on skin tissues
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Paper Abstract

Microwave/RF energy has been used for wireless power transmission including many therapeutic applications, such as transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT). For safe uses of RF power, it is important to know how to deliver microwave energy on focused area and control the temperature changes not to drastically increase on adjacent areas. Graphical analysis of thermal loading factor is important to understand how to achieve effective transmission of microwave through the tissue. The loss mechanism while transmission often appears as thermal effects due to absorption of microwave, especially for materials such as human skin, muscles, and other organic parts including brain. In this paper, microwave thermal effects are investigated to measure temperatures, penetration depth through animal skins in terms of input power and various frequencies. This result will be compare with the case of human applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8548, Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine, 85482R (24 October 2012);
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Hargsoon Yoon, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Uhn Lee M.D., Gachon Univ. Gil Medical Ctr. (Korea, Republic of)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8548:
Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine
Sang H. Choi; Jin-Ho Choy; Uhn Lee M.D.; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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