A New Muscle-Equivalent Phantom for SAR Estimation

Katsumi FURUYA  Lira HAMADA  Koichi ITO  Haruo KASAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.6   pp.871-873
Publication Date: 1995/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Techniques)
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Keyword: 
phantom,  UHF,  SAR,  muscle-equivalent,  thermographic method,  

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Summary: 
We have developed a new muscle-equivalent phantom which is composed of water, polyethylene powder, NaCl, agar and so on. This phantom can maintain its shape by itself and it is easy to make and handle. The complex permittivity of the phantom is very similar to that of the actual muscle tissue at UHF. The specific heat and thermal conductivity are suitable for the thermographic method.