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Waves and Beams in Biological Media

  • J. Bach Andersen

Abstract

There is a need for understanding and utilizing propagation of electromagnetic waves in the human body. This need stems from various applications of a diagnostic or therapeutic nature. One application is in hyperthermia treatment for cancer, where electromagnetic energy is used as a heat source with the goal of heating tumor tissue without overheating healthy tissue. Another application is in dosimetry, where the goal is to prevent inadvertent heating or illumination by electromagnetic sources. Still another application is in high frequency imaging of internal organs.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bach Andersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityDenmark

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