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Development of an application set for intraoperative and percutaneous laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LITT)
Author(s): Andre Roggan; Dirk Albrecht; Hans-Peter Berlien; Juergen Beuthan; Christoph-Thomas Germer; H. Koch; Werner R. Wodrich; Gerhard J. Mueller
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Paper Abstract

A variable application-set was developed to enable a safe and effective LITT treatment. The set consists of various laser applicators, a protecting catheter and an introducing equipment. The laser applicator was developed with different radiation patterns to match the topological conditions of the diseased area. For MRI-controlled LITT treatments a special marker is mounted at the distal end of the glass fiber which facilitates its localization. To increase the patient's safety a special protecting catheter was designed which is temperature stable up to 250 degree(s)C and transparent for NIR-radiation. The catheter can be placed into the diseased area using the introducing equipment which consists of modified parts of standard interventional radiology equipment. The laser applicator is finally guided through the protecting catheter so that there is no direct contact between applicator and tissue. The system can be used both for intraoperative and for percutaneous treatments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II, (23 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197570
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Roggan, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)
Dirk Albrecht, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hans-Peter Berlien, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)
Juergen Beuthan, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)
Christoph-Thomas Germer, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
H. Koch, B. Braun Melsungen AG (Germany)
Werner R. Wodrich, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Laser-medizin-Zentrum GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2327:
Medical Applications of Lasers II
Stephen G. Bown; J. Escourrou; Frank Frank; Herbert J. Geschwind; Guilhem Godlewski; Frederic Laffitte; Hans H. Scherer, Editor(s)

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