Increase in Brain Tissue Oxygen Availability Induced by Localized Microwave Hyperthermia

  • H. I. Bicher
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Oxygen supply to brain tissue is a carefully guarded function (1,2), inasmuch as the effects of hypoxia or hyperoxia are promptly compensated by counteracting changes in blood flow and neuronal function (1–6). This physiological “autoregulation” barrier, however, may constitute an impediment to the therapeutic delivery of O2 to imperilled tissue areas under conditions of pathological cerebral ischemia.


Tissue Temperature Brain Oxygen Local Hyperthermia Therapeutic Delivery Artery Blood Pressure 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. I. Bicher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation MedicineRoswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

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