30 March 2012 Thermal effects of X-band microwaves on skin tissues
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Microwave can be used as a power carrier to implanted medical devices wirelessly, which is regarded as one of the attractive features for medical applications. The loss mechanism of microwave transmission through lossy media often appears as a thermal effect due to the absorption of microwave. Such a thermal effect on human tissue has not rigorously studied yet. The thermal effect on living tissues was experimentally tested with animal skins to understand the absorption characteristics of microwave. In this paper, the frequency range of microwave used for the tests was from 6 GHz to 13 GHz.
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Kyo D. Song, Kyo D. Song, Hargsoon Yoon, Hargsoon Yoon, Kunik Lee, Kunik Lee, Jaehwan Kim, Jaehwan Kim, Sang H. Choi, Sang H. Choi, } "Thermal effects of X-band microwaves on skin tissues", Proc. SPIE 8344, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012, 834418 (30 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.917620; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.917620
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