Temperature Sensitivity Coefficients of Heat Transfer Processes in Myocardium, with Special Reference to the Determination of Tissue Perfusion

  • Robert C. Eberhart
  • Avraham Shitza
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


One of the most important tasks in physiology and medicine is the estimation of tissue blood perfusion rate and heat generation rate due to metabolism and other sources. This information is required for experimental studies as well as for clinical purposes and has been the subject of numerous ingenious efforts. The difficulties in performing these measurements are mainly due to: (a) the complex anatomical structure of the tissue and interwoven blood supply network of vessels of various sizes , and (b) the lack of non-invasive techniques which are capable of directly measuring these quantities. As a result indirect methods have been devised in which the required information is inferred from measurements of related physical and physiological parameters. Due to these difficulties, the time and spatial resolution of the estimated parameters is comprised and one must accept lower accuracy and precision with these methods.


Blood Perfusion Sensitivity Coefficient Tissue Blood Flow Indicator Concentration Heat Generation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Eberhart
    • 1
    • 2
  • Avraham Shitza
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe University of Texas Health Science CentreDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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