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Use of powerful infrared pulsed Nd-YAG laser for treating osteogenic sarcoma
Author(s): Vladimir A. Biser; Michael A. Kaplan; Larisa V. Kursova; Yuri T. Neborak
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Paper Abstract

Powerful infra-red laser radiation may induce necrosis of a malignant tumor located in a human bone without destructing skin cover. A superficial irradiation of the osteogenic sarcoma with an Nd-YAG laser (pulse power no less than 10 MW, average power 100 - 300 mW, time of exposure 10 - 90 min) has resulted in a severe damage of the tumor (more than 90% of the tumor mass) in 57% of cases. A combined laser/gamma irradiation showed a severe damage in 83% of cases. The results obtained suggest that laser radiation with the above parameters combined with gamma radiation may be used in treatment of osteogenic sarcoma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2728, CIS Selected Papers: Laser Use in Oncology, (8 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229479
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Vladimir A. Biser, Medical Radiological Research Ctr. (Russia)
Michael A. Kaplan, Medical Radiological Research Ctr. (Russia)
Larisa V. Kursova, Medical Radiological Research Ctr. (Russia)
Yuri T. Neborak, Medical Radiological Research Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2728:
CIS Selected Papers: Laser Use in Oncology

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