Passive microwave radiometry in biomedical studies

Igor Goryanin, Sergey Karbainov, Oleg Shevelev, Alexander Tarakanov, Keith Redpath, Sergey Vesnin, Yuri Ivanov

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Passive microwave radiometry (MWR) measures natural emissions in the range 1–10GHz from proteins, cells, organs and the whole human body. The intensity of intrinsic emission is determined by biochemical and biophysical processes. The nature of this process is still not very well known. Infrared thermography (IRT) can detect emission several microns deep (skin temperature), whereas MWR allows detection of thermal abnormalities down to several centimeters (internal or deep temperature). MWR is noninvasive and inexpensive. It requires neither fluorescent nor radioactive labels, nor ionizing or other radiation. MWR can be used in early drug discovery as well as preclinical and clinical studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757 - 763
Number of pages7
JournalDrug Discovery Today
Issue number4
Early online date28 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


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