A steady-state analytical method has been developed to estimate the amount of heat extracted from a blood vessel running close to the skin surface which is cooled in a symmetrical fashion by a cooling strip. The results indicate that the optimum width of a cooling strip is approximately three times the depth to the centerline of the blood vessel. The heat extracted from a blood vessel similar to the carotid artery by such a strip is about 0.9 w/m-deg C, which is too small to affect significantly the temperature of the blood flow through a main blood vessel, such as the carotid artery.

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