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Effect of implanted brachytherapy seeds on optical fluence distribution: preliminary ex vivo study
Author(s): Fred W. Hetzel; Qun Chen; Meisong Ding; Francis Newman; Kenneth C. Dole; Zheng Huang; Dominique Blanc
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Paper Abstract

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has gradually found its place in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant human diseases. Currently, interstitial PDT is being explored as an alternative modality for newly diagnosed and recurrent organ-confined prostate cancer. The interstitial PDT for the treatment of prostate cancer might be considered to treat prostates with permanent radioactive seeds implantation. However, the effect of implanted brachytherapy seeds on the optical fluence distribution of PDT light has not been studied before. This study investigated, for the first time, the effect of brachytherapy seed on the optical fluence distribution of 760 nm light in ex vivo models (meat and canine prostate).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6427, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XVI, 64270J (27 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700756
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Fred W. Hetzel, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Qun Chen, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Meisong Ding, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Francis Newman, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Kenneth C. Dole, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Zheng Huang, Health Sciences Ctr. of Colorado Univ. (United States)
Dominique Blanc, NEGMA-LERADS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6427:
Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XVI
David Kessel, Editor(s)

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