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Optical fiber biocompatible sensors for monitoring selective treatment of tumors via thermal ablation
Author(s): Daniele Tosi; Sven Poeggel; Duraibabu B. Dinesh; Edoardo G. Macchi; Mario Gallati; Giovanni Braschi; Gabriel Leen; Elfed Lewis
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Paper Abstract

Thermal ablation (TA) is an interventional procedure for selective treatment of tumors, that results in low-invasive outpatient care. The lack of real-time control of TA is one of its main weaknesses. Miniature and biocompatible optical fiber sensors are applied to achieve a dense, multi-parameter monitoring, that can substantially improve the control of TA. Ex vivo measurements are reported performed on porcine liver tissue, to reproduce radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma. Our measurement campaign has a two-fold focus: (1) dual pressure-temperature measurement with a single probe; (2) distributed thermal measurement to estimate point-by-point cells mortality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9634, 24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 963428 (28 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2192201
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Daniele Tosi, Nazarbayev Univ. (Kazakhstan)
Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Sven Poeggel, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Duraibabu B. Dinesh, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Edoardo G. Macchi, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Mario Gallati, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Giovanni Braschi, Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Gabriel Leen, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)
Elfed Lewis, Univ. of Limerick (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9634:
24th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
Hypolito José Kalinowski; José Luís Fabris; Wojtek J. Bock, Editor(s)

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