J. Phys. III France
Volume 4, Numéro 2, February 1994
Page(s) 435 - 442
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1994128
J. Phys. III France 4 (1994) 435-442

Effect of arterio-venous heat exchange on breast temperature profile

Mohsen Mohamed Osman

Mechanical Engineering Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21544, Egypt

(Received 3 August 1992, revised 6 September 1993, accepted 12 November 1993)

The role of arterial and venous blood thermal interaction on surface tissue temperature of female breast is investigated. The analytical results of the physical model for arterio-venous counter-current heat exchange are presented graphically. They indicate in general that the central breast temperature is lower than the rest of the breast. Also, the results shed light on the role of deep tissues physiological condition on the surface temperature distribution of female breast.

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