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Analysis of the possibilities of methods of theoretical dosimetry in the evaluation of biological action and therapeutic use of low-frequency electromagnetic fields


M.Yu. Gotovskiy – Ph.D. (Eng.), General Director, Center of Intellectual Medical Systems «IMEDIS», Moscow
S.Yu. Perov – Ph.D. (Biol.), Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
O.V. Belaya – Junior Research Scientist, Federal State Budgetary Organization «RAMS Research Institute of Occupational Health»

Now days there are a lot of physiotherapeutic methods where used low frequency electric and magnetic fields for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the literature data on the methods of theoretical dosimetry in evaluation of biological effects of electromagnetic fields in the frequency range up to 10 kHz with respect to the justification of their therapeutic use is presented. The advantages and disadvantages of modern numerical methods for low-frequency electromagnetic field dosimetry are considered. Performed analysis of theoretical approaches to the evaluation of the induced currents and algorithms of numerical simulation showed that quasi-static finite-difference time-domain method is most suitable for assessing interaction of low-frequency electromagnetic fields with living organisms.


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