Effect of Heterogeneity of Tissues on RF Energy Absorption in the Brain for Exposure Assessment in Epidemiological Studies on Mobile Phone Use and Brain Tumors

Nadege VARSIER  Kanako WAKE  Masao TAKI  Soichi WATANABE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.11   pp.3792-3795
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.11.3792
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Electromagnetic Compatibility(EMC)
brain,  epidemiological study,  health effects,  RF exposure,  SAR,  

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We compared SAR distributions in major anatomical structures of the brain of a homogeneous and a heterogeneous model using FDTD calculations. Our results proved a good correlation between SAR values in lobes of the brain where tumors may arise more frequently. However SAR values at some specific locations were shown to be under or overestimated.