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Thermotics of tissue
Author(s): Lars O. Svaasand
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Paper Abstract

During the last few years, several promising modalities for the treatment of neoplastic tissue with non-ionizing radiation have been developed. Hyperthermia as a clinical modality is based upon a selective tumor response during a very mode- rate heating of tissue. Selective tumor response has been reported by heating the malignant tissue to a moderate temperature in the region 41-47 °C for some tens of minutes, typically 20-30 Min.1'7,9 The temperature rise is therefore usually below the threshold for coagulation and denaturation of proteins, and the optical power density is certainly at a level well below the threshold value for non-linear mechanisms such as plasma formation and shock wave generation.

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Date Published: 10 January 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10305, Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology, 103050B (10 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.2283592
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Lars O. Svaasand, Univ. of Trondheim (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10305:
Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology
Gerhard J. Mueller; David H. Sliney; Roy F. Potter, Editor(s)

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