Comparison of the Measured Electrical Properties of Pig Internal Organs with the Given Values for Human Organs

  • Jung, Ji-Hyun (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Kim, Se-Yun (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Received : 2012.03.07
  • Accepted : 2012.05.07
  • Published : 2012.06.30


The electrical properties of pig internal organs including lung, liver, heart, kidney, blood, stomach, and small intestine are measured using an open-ended coaxial probe and an improved virtual transmission-line model. The measured complex permittivities of the pig organs are compared with the given values of the corresponding human organs. A similarity between these values is confirmed. For organs such as lung, liver, heart, and kidney that have regular texture and contents, the complex permittivities are almost identical to those of the corresponding human organs. The complex permittivities of human and pig blood are also very close in value. However, relatively large deviations are observed for the cases of stomach and small intestine because the internal contents of these organs significantly affect the measured electrical properties.


Electrical Property;Open-Ended Coaxial Probe;Pig Internal Organ


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