Medical Selective excitation of metals for ablation

  1. 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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    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!
  4. berkeman

    Staff: Mentor

  5. berkeman

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