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Calculation of the Dielectric Properties of Body Tissues

in the frequency range 10 Hz - 100 GHz


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ALL TISSUES, SINGLE FREQUENCY

FREQUENCY = 900000000 Hz

Tissue
name
Conductivity
[S/m]
Relative
permittivity
Loss
tangent
Wavelength
[m]
Penetration
depth [m]
Air 0 1 0 0.3331 N/A
Aorta 0.69612 44.775 0.31052 0.049205 0.051627
Bladder 0.38308 18.936 0.40404 0.075087 0.061478
Blood 1.5379 61.36 0.50059 0.04132 0.027828
BloodVessel 0.69612 44.775 0.31052 0.049205 0.051627
BodyFluid 1.6362 68.902 0.47428 0.039099 0.027642
BoneCancellous 0.34 20.788 0.32667 0.072128 0.07211
BoneCortical 0.14331 12.454 0.22984 0.093782 0.13157
BoneMarrow 0.040208 5.5043 0.1459 0.14161 0.31058
BrainGreyMatter 0.94227 52.725 0.35694 0.045182 0.041536
BrainWhiteMatter 0.59079 38.886 0.30344 0.052826 0.056661
BreastFat 0.048964 5.4244 0.18029 0.14245 0.25353
Cartilage 0.78239 42.653 0.36636 0.050195 0.045028
Cerebellum 1.2628 49.444 0.51011 0.045984 0.030453
CerebroSpinalFluid 2.4126 68.638 0.70202 0.038147 0.019215
Cervix 0.95913 49.779 0.38483 0.04639 0.039743
Colon 1.0799 57.94 0.37227 0.043046 0.03804
Cornea 1.3943 55.235 0.50417 0.043534 0.029133
Duodenum 1.1867 65.062 0.36429 0.040649 0.036659
Dura 0.96114 44.426 0.4321 0.048895 0.037628
EyeSclera 1.1668 55.271 0.42165 0.04388 0.034538
Fat 0.051043 5.462 0.18665 0.14192 0.24412
GallBladder 1.2569 59.142 0.42446 0.042408 0.033176
GallBladderBile 1.8383 70.188 0.5231 0.038541 0.02496
Gland 1.0385 59.684 0.34754 0.042498 0.040066
Heart 1.2298 59.893 0.41013 0.042198 0.034074
Kidney 1.3921 58.675 0.47386 0.042372 0.02998
Lens 0.7934 46.573 0.34025 0.048138 0.046301
Liver 0.85497 46.833 0.36462 0.047909 0.043171
LungDeflated 0.85798 51.424 0.33323 0.045836 0.044966
LungInflated 0.4567 22 0.41461 0.069596 0.055636
Lymph 1.0385 59.684 0.34754 0.042498 0.040066
MucousMembrane 0.84465 46.08 0.3661 0.048293 0.043352
Muscle 0.94294 55.032 0.34222 0.044277 0.042355
Nail 0.14331 12.454 0.22984 0.093782 0.13157
Nerve 0.57369 32.531 0.35223 0.057543 0.053567
Oesophagus 1.1867 65.062 0.36429 0.040649 0.036659
Ovary 1.2904 50.471 0.51065 0.045511 0.030111
Pancreas 1.0385 59.684 0.34754 0.042498 0.040066
Prostate 1.2096 60.553 0.39896 0.042009 0.034802
Retina 1.1668 55.271 0.42165 0.04388 0.034538
SkinDry 0.86674 41.405 0.41809 0.050714 0.04023
SkinWet 0.84465 46.08 0.3661 0.048293 0.043352
SmallIntestine 2.1652 59.488 0.72694 0.040842 0.019997
SpinalCord 0.57369 32.531 0.35223 0.057543 0.053567
Spleen 1.2727 57.178 0.44454 0.043048 0.032278
Stomach 1.1867 65.062 0.36429 0.040649 0.036659
Tendon 0.71839 45.825 0.31311 0.048628 0.05062
Testis 1.2096 60.553 0.39896 0.042009 0.034802
Thymus 1.0385 59.684 0.34754 0.042498 0.040066
Thyroid 1.0385 59.684 0.34754 0.042498 0.040066
Tongue 0.93631 55.271 0.33835 0.044194 0.042735
Tooth 0.14331 12.454 0.22984 0.093782 0.13157
Trachea 0.77112 42.008 0.36663 0.050578 0.04534
Uterus 1.2699 61.115 0.415 0.041755 0.033351
Vacuum 0 1 0 0.3331 N/A
VitreousHumor 1.6362 68.902 0.47428 0.039099 0.027642

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IFAC-CNR, Florence (Italy), 1997-2012.

Application prepared by Daniele Andreuccetti, Roberto Fossi and Caterina Petrucci, based on the parametric model for the calculation of the dielectric properties of body tissues developed by C.Gabriel and collegues at the Brooks Air Force Base, U.S.A. (see References).

For any communication please contact Daniele Andreuccetti.