Hirata A, Watanabe S, Kojima M, Hata I, et al. (2006)
This group reported in 2004 that higher temperatures were observed in the eyes of anesthetized than in those of unanesthetized rabbits (Kojima 2004).
the current paper they computationally verified the
effect of anesthesia on temperature variations in
the rabbit eye due to microwave energy. They used
a computational rabbit phantom, derived from x-ray
CT images. Thermal constants were derived by comparing
measured and calculated temperatures. For intense
microwave exposure to the rabbit eye, time courses
of calculated and measured temperatures were in good
agreement for cases both with and without anesthesia.
The thermoregulatory response was confirmed to be
inactivated, and blood flow and basal metabolism was