Modeling of RF head exposure in children

Bioelectromagnetics. 2005;Suppl 7:S19-30. doi: 10.1002/bem.20155.


This study analyzes the main parameters that should influence the specific absorption rate (SAR) in children's heads. The evolution of their head shape and the growth of specific parameters, such as the skull thickness, are analyzed. The influence of these parameters on the radio frequency (RF) exposure of children's head is studied. The SAR over 1 g in specific tissue is assessed in different children's head models based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and on non-uniformly down-scaled adult heads. Comparisons with SAR data in adults are reported using a handset with a patch antenna operating at 900 MHz.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology*
  • Body Burden
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Computer Simulation
  • Environmental Exposure / analysis*
  • Head / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Models, Biological*
  • Organ Specificity
  • Radiation Dosage
  • Radio Waves*
  • Radiometry / methods*
  • Relative Biological Effectiveness