Off-center spherical model for dosimetry calculations in chick brain tissue.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper presents calculations for the electric field and absorbed power density distribution in chick brain tissue inside a test tube, using an off-center spherical model. It is shown that the off-center spherical model overcomes many of the limitations of the concentric spherical model, and permits a more realistic modeling of the brain tissue as it sits in the bottom of the test tube surrounded by buffer solution. The effect of the unequal amount of buffer solution above the upper and below the lower surfaces of the brain is analyzed. The field distribution is obtained in terms of a rapidly converging series of zonal harmonics. A method that permits the expansion of spherical harmonics about an off-center origin in terms of spherical harmonics at the origin is developed to calculate in closed form the electric field distribution. Numerical results are presented for the absorbed power density distribution at a carrier frequency of 147 MHz. It is shown that the absorbed power density increases toward the bottom of the brain surface. Scaling relations are developed by keeping the electric field intensity in the brain tissue the same at two different frequencies. Scaling relations inside, as well as outside, the brain surface are given. The scaling relation distribution is calculated as a function of position, and compared to the scaling relations obtained in the concentric spherical model. It is shown that the off-center spherical model yields scaling ratios in the brain tissue that lie between the extreme values predicted by the concentric and isolated spherical models.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, G; Nearing, JC; Spiegel, RJ; Joines, WT

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 221

PubMed ID

  • 3741494

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-8462

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/bem.2250070210


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States