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Improved laser applicators for interstitial thermotherapy of brain structures
Author(s): Hans-Joachim Schwarzmaier; Thomas Goldbach; Frank Ulrich; Ralf Schober; Thomas Kahn; Raimund Kaufmann; Myron Lee Wolbarsht
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Paper Abstract

Interstitial thermotherapy is a new treatment for deep seated brain tumors. To destroy large tissue volumes without adverse effects (vaporization, carbonization) a new laser catheter was developed. The device combines the radiative heating of distant tissue volumes with the conductive cooling of areas close to the optical fiber tip.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176561
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Hans-Joachim Schwarzmaier, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Thomas Goldbach, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Frank Ulrich, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Ralf Schober, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Thomas Kahn, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Raimund Kaufmann, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. (Germany)
Myron Lee Wolbarsht, Duke Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2132:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II
Leonard J. Cerullo; Kenneth S. Heiferman; Hong Liu; Halina Podbielska; Abund Ottokar Wist; Lucia J. Zamorano, Editor(s)

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