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Laser-induced thermotherapy of renal cell carcinoma in man: dosimetry, ultrasound, and histopathologic correlation
Author(s): J. Chandler Williams; Peter N. Swischuk; Patricia M. Morrison; Joseph Chiao
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced thermoterapy (LITT), is the interstitial application of laser energy to achieve tissue coagulation by a thermal process. This is achieved by implanting the laser delivery fiber directly into the target tissue and firing the laser. LITT is being investigated and evaluated clinically as a treatment for renal tumors. The objective of this study was to determine if ultrasound could be used as a real-time monitoring modality of LITT during the coagulation process. Ultrasound characterization was correlated with histopathologic changes and dosimetry. In addition, temperature was monitored and correlated as well.

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Date Published: 17 May 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, (17 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386259
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J. Chandler Williams, Univ. of Florida Health Sciences Ctr. (United States)
Peter N. Swischuk, Univ. of Florida Health Sciences Ctr. (United States)
Patricia M. Morrison, Univ. of Florida Health Sciences Ctr. (United States)
Joseph Chiao, Univ. of Florida Health Sciences Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3907:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X
R. Rox Anderson; Kenton W. Gregory; Eugene A. Trowers; David S. Robinson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lou Reinisch; Reza S. Malek; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Lloyd P. Tate; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Timothy A. Woodward; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; George M. Peavy; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lou Reinisch; David S. Robinson; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Timothy A. Woodward, Editor(s)

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