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Selective excitation of metals for ablation

by anorred
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Jul15-13, 01:08 AM
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So I've heard of certain technologies that allow for heating of a certain type of metal inside of the body using external radiation. From what I understand, certain metals can be targeted while avoiding other metals. How does this "selective heating" process work.
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Greg Bernhardt
Jul31-13, 01:23 PM
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Maybe it's as simple as the metals have very different tolerances to heat. I'd be very interesting in hearing an explanation as well!
Aug1-13, 06:28 PM
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Here's a short article about it. I don't know where the research is at the moment, or if they have published any peer-reviewed articles and results...

Aug1-13, 06:30 PM
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Selective excitation of metals for ablation

Ah, their foundation website has a list of journal articles:

Some look to be in pretty reputable publications. Still poking through the abstracts to find some medical results of the research...

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