Evaluation of a biologically relevant level of MMW radiation absorption in neuronal tissue

Sergii Romanenko, Peter H. Siegel, Livia Hool, Alan R. Harvey, Vincent Wallace

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Abstract

Determining the absorption of MMW in living tissue is a complex problem due to tissue inhomogeneity. As the sample size and tissue elementary structural unit becomes smaller, e.g. single cells, the measurements with contemporary techniques get more challenging. Also, MMW and THz radiation can affect the functionality of the biological sample, thus changing its response. However, these changes can be used to determine the amount of radiation absorbed. Here we suggest using the change in action potential (AP) of leech interneurons to estimate the dose of radiation that is absorbed. This has biological relevance and allows for a comparison of MMW mediated heating and conventional conductive heating effects on neuronal tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 42nd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2017
EditorsEnrique Castro Camus
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2017
Event42nd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2017 - Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Duration: 27 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference42nd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2017
CountryMexico
CityCancun, Quintana Roo
Period27/08/171/09/17

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