Advances in RF Dosimetry: Their Past and Projected Impact on the Safety Standards

  • Om P. Gandhi


The expanding usage of electromagnetic (EM) radiation has necessitated an understanding of its interaction with humans. Such knowledge is vital in evaluating and establishing radiation safety standards, determining definitive hazard levels, and understanding several of the biological effects that have been reported in the literature. Studies of the effects of EM radiation have used laboratory animals such as rats, rabbits, etc. for the study of biological and/or behavioral effects. For these experiments to have any projected meanings for humans, it is necessary to be able to quantify the whole-body power absorption and its distribution for the various irradiation conditions. It is further necessary that dosimetric information be known for humans subjected to irradiation at different frequencies and for realistic exposure conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Om P. Gandhi
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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