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The application of 5-aminolevulinic acid in the treatment of precancerous lesions, skin cancer, and a new approach to the control of therapy
Author(s): Zbigniew Kulas; Elżbieta Bereś - Pawlik; Andrzej Bieniek; Łukasz Matusiak
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Paper Abstract

The aim of our work was to determine a therapeutic effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT). Twenty five patients with the Bowen's disease, actinic keratosis and basal cell carcinoma (superficial, nodular) were examined. They were treated with photosensitizer - aminolevulinic acid (metabolized in protoporphyrin IX), and the new red light source built of high-power diodes. A new method, based on numerical analysis of fluorescence imaging of tissues, was proposed as a way for controlling therapy.

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Date Published: 23 February 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7161, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V, 716111 (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809611

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7161:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics V
Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Justus F. R. Ilgner; Nikiforos Kollias; Bernard Choi; Haishan Zeng; Reza S. Malek; Kenton W. Gregory; Guillermo J. Tearney; Laura Marcu; Henry Hirschberg; Steen J. Madsen, Editor(s)

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