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Light guide applicators for photon coagulators
Author(s): Ryszard Stepien; Longin Kociszewski; Dariusz Pysz
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Paper Abstract

Results of the R+D works as well as technological trials aiming at conception and manufacturing of the light guide rods (applicators) for photon coagulators, applied for therapeutical treatment and surgery, have been presented. Such rods, due to their light guiding structure, enable effective guidance of the NIR radiation of a high energy directly to the treatment area. A method was worked out to convert specially matched glasses into the integrated light transmitting structures. The effect of a type and quality of the glass, light guides structure and their aperture onto the effectiveness of radiation power transmission was investigated. The first trials were carried out to apply new type of rods for laparoscope and gynecological treatments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3199, Biomedical Systems and Technologies II, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301099
Show Author Affiliations
Ryszard Stepien, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Longin Kociszewski, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3199:
Biomedical Systems and Technologies II
Francesco Baldini; Nathan I. Croitoru; Mark Russell Dickinson; Martin Frenz; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Riccardo Pratesi; Stefan Seeger, Editor(s)

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