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FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT ABSORPTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE

Citation:

Joines, W. FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT ABSORPTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/J-84/023 (NTIS PB84201920).

Description:

The frequency-dependent absorption of electromagnetic energy in biological tissue is illustrated by use of the Debye equations, model calculations for different irradiation conditions, and measured electrical properties (conductivity and permittivity) of different tissues. Four separate irradiation conditions are treated for calculating the power absorbed in a given tissue when it forms a flat interface or is surrounded by another tissue. The calculations show that the greatest differential absorption occurs at frequencies between the dominant relaxation frequencies in the two tissues. From rat mammary gland tumor data, the calculations show an optimum frequency range of about 100-500 MHz for microwave hyperthermia treatment of at least these types of tumor.

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FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT ABSORPTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY IN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (REPORT)
Product Published Date: 05/24/2002
Record Last Revised: 04/16/2004
Record ID: 37092

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY