Title: SAR distribution in the tissues of human knee subjected to microwave radiation and its dependence on the radiated power

Authors: H.M. Kahiel; K.F.A. Hussein

Addresses: Faculty of Science, Biophysics, Department of Physics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt ' Microwave Engineering Department, Electronics Research Institute (ERI), Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: A high resolution three-dimensional geometric and electric model is constructed for the human knee. This model is subjected to microwave radiation at a frequency of 2450 MHz. The aim of the study is to determine the SAR distributions in the knee under different exposure conditions for the purpose of determining the consequent temperature distributions. The SAR distributions in the knee tissues are obtained including the SAR at a point, SAR averaged over 1 g (SAR1g) and that averaged over 10 g (SAR10g). The relation between the incident power density and the SAR is presented.

Keywords: knee tissues; electromagnetic doses; microwave therapy; specific absorption rate; SAR distributions; FDTD; finite-difference time-domain; human knees; microwaves; radiation; radiated power; high resolution models; three dimensional models; geometric models; electric models; 3D; three dimensions; exposure conditions; temperature distributions; incident power density; healthcare technology; healthcare management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2012.048974

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.13 No.1/2/3, pp.62 - 70

Available online: 05 Sep 2012

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