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RESEARCH PAPERS: Special Section—Invited Papers on Opportunities in Heat Transfer Applications

Heat Transfer in Living Systems: Current Opportunities

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K. R. Diller

Biomedical Engineering Program and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, ENS 612, Austin, TX 78712

T. P. Ryan

Valleylab, Inc., Research and Development, 5921 Longbow Drive, Boulder, CO 80301

J. Heat Transfer 120(4), 810-829 (Nov 01, 1998) (20 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2825901 History: Received July 02, 1998; Revised September 11, 1998; Online December 05, 2007

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the field of bioheat transfer. Topics covered include factors that distinguish heat transfer in living systems from inanimate systems, application areas in basic research and in clinical diagnosis and therapy, and our projection of where the field is headed and what are likely to be the most fertile opportunities for contributions by members of the heat transfer community.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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