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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Fiberoptic surgery by ultrabright lamp light
Author(s): Jeffrey M. Gordon; Ruthy Shaco-Levy; Daniel Feuermann; Jared Ament; Solly Mizrahi

Paper Abstract

We report the first realization of interstitial surgery by ultrabright lamp light, on the kidneys and livers of live animals. A high-flux optic concentrates lamp emissions into an optical fiber for power delivery inside the body. The trials reveal surgical efficacy comparable to corresponding laser fiber optic treatments, as well as pronounced delayed tissue death.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2006
PDF: 2 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 11(5) 050509 doi: 10.1117/1.2363354
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 11, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Daniel Feuermann, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Jared Ament, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Solly Mizrahi, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

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