Dielectric Properties of Tissues

Authored by: Kenneth R. Foster

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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This entry presents a nontechnical review of the dielectric properties of tissues, at frequencies ranging from DC to the microwave range. These properties (dielectric permittivity and conductivity) are needed for purposes such as the development of telemetry applications or diagnostic applications based on electrical measurements. They also can provide useful information about the structure and function of tissues. Special attention is paid to the historical development of this field.

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