# Electromagnetic heating

1. Mar 7, 2010

### tuoni

Is it possible to approximate the amount of heating in tissue (and other materials) due to electromagnetic radiation?

2. Mar 7, 2010

### Born2bwire

Yes. If you knew the conductivity and size of your tissue you can easily do a simulation to predict the amount of heating. This is often done using FDTD simulations to estimate the amount of absorbed power by the human head from cell phones and such.

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