Estimation of temperature distribution in biological tissue by using solutions of bioheat transfer equation

Shigenao Maruyama, Junnosuke Okajima, Atsuki Komiya, Hiroki Takeda

研究成果: Article査読

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A living body has a system for maintaining its temperature. We have investigated the heat transfer characteristics common to each organ and therapy using heat transfer. The one-dimensional bioheat transfer equation with bioheat generation was converted into a dimensionless form and solved by Laplace transformation on the assumption that biological tissue is homogeneous. A dimensionless steady-state solution and transient solution were derived analytically. These solutions can represent the characteristics of the temperature distribution common to each organ. Comparison with numerical solutions has confirmed that these solutions can be applied to estimate the temperature distribution of inhomogeneous biological tissue. It is proved that the size of the region where temperature change occurs, the steady-state thermal penetration depth, is decided by biological properties. Furthermore, the time needed to reach a steady state, or the time it takes for biological tissue to reach a steady state, is calculated by using these solutions. Additionally, a temperature chart was proposed for each organ or tissue. This chart can serve as a guideline for medical doctors in formulating thermal therapy.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)374-386
ページ数13
ジャーナルHeat Transfer - Asian Research
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 9 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 流体および伝熱

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