Neurological complications after 434 MHz microwave hyperthermia of the rat lumbar region including the spinal cord.

Abstract

Hyperthermia was applied in the region of the vertebral column from the second to the fifth lumbar vertebra using a ring-shaped 434 MHz microwave radiator. In all experiments temperatures were measured at a 'reference' thermocouple which was placed against the fourth lumbar vertebra. After 60 min of heat treatment at 'reference' temperatures of 43.0 degrees… (More)

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