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ELECTROMAGNETIC-THERMAL ANALYSIS FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) RADIATION



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DNE-V12-N1-55-67

Volume

Volume 12 (2017), Issue 1

Pages

12

Page Range

55 - 67

Author(s)

DRAGAN POLJAK, MARIO CVETKOVIĆ, HRVOJE DODIG & ANDRES PERATTA

Abstract

The paper aims to review some electromagnetic-thermal dosimetry methods for the assessment of human exposure to high frequency (HF) electromagnetic fields. The analysis approaches are based on certain integral/differential equation formulations and related numerical solution procedures for the calculation of specific absorption rate (SAR) and related temperature increase in a tissue. Illustrative computational examples for the human eye and the human brain exposed to HF electromagnetic fields are given in the paper. Also, some numerical results for the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are presented as an example of biomedical application of electromagnetic fields. The obtained numerical results for SAR are compared against exposure limits proposed by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection).

Keywords

high frequency radiation, human brain, human exposure, human eye, specific absorption rate, temperature increase