Evaluation of a Therapeutic Direct-Contact 915-MHz Microwave Applicator for Effective Deep-Tissue Heating in Humans

Justus F. Lehmann, Arthur W. Guy, Jerry B. Stonebridge, Barbara J. Lateur

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Abstract

A 13-cm square direct-contact microwave applicator which operates at 915 MHz was evaluated in tissue models and human volunteers to determine its therapeutic effectiveness. It was found that the applicator with radome-and forced-air cooling selectively elevates temperatures in muscles (1–2 cm) to 43-45oC. At this higher range of temperature, certain physiologic responses such as an increase in blood flow are produced. The applicator may also be used to heat malignant tumors of muscle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-563
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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