Tissue Thermal Properties and Perfusion

  • Jonathan W. Valvano
Part of the Lasers, Photonics, and Electro-Optics book series (LPEO)


The transport of thermal energy in living tissue is a complex process involving multiple phenomenological mechanisms including conduction, convection, radiation, metabolism, evaporation, and phase change. The equilibrium thermal properties presented in this chapter were measured after temperature stability had been achieved. The notation used in this chapter is listed in Appendix 14.7.3.


Thermal Conductivity Thermal Diffusivity Muscle Temperature Fibrous Plaque Sinusoidal Temperature 
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  • Jonathan W. Valvano
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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