Whole-body (average) SAR in small animals and small models can be calculated from the total heat absorbed, as measured with whole-body calorimeters. Whole-body SARs have also been determined in saline-filled models by shaking them after irradiation to distribute the heat and then measuring the average temperature rise of the saline.
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