Medical Selective excitation of metals for ablation

  1. Jul 15, 2013 #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.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2013 #2

    Greg Bernhardt

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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!
     
  4. Aug 1, 2013 #3

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