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Diagnostics and treatment of human malignant tumors using laser-based techniques
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced fluorescence is a technique for optical tissue characterization. It has a real-time capability and as the excitation light and the fluorescence emission are transmitted through optical fibers the technique is compatible to various kinds of endoscopes for hollow organ investigation. The tissue fluorescence itself with the emission from the endogenous chromophores or enhanced with exogenously administered tumor seeking agents are employed. Contrast functions are being developed for optimal tumor demarcation. Photodynamic therapy is a selective therapy for certain types of malignancies. In particular the topical application of a sensitizing agent has been employed for human skin malignancies. Clinical examples are both from the detection and the treatment side.

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Date Published: 4 November 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5226, 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (4 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.519522
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Katarina Svanberg M.D., Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden)
Lund Univ. Medical Laser Ctr. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5226:
12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Alexander A. Serafetinides; Ivan N. Kolev, Editor(s)

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