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Efficacy Of Nd:YAG Laser-Induced Hyperthermia In An Animal Tumor Model As A Function Of The Delivery System
Author(s): Stephen M. Waldow; Paul R. Morrison; Leonard I. Grossweiner
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Paper Abstract

The thermal response of an established animal tumor model to Nd:YAG laser-induced hyperthermia has been investigated. A variety of treatment parameters (dose, power density, and exposure time) and delivery techniques (focussed, unfocussed, defocussed, and intersti-tial) were studied in an attempt to optimize tumor eradication. The results presented indicate that the Nd:YAG laser operating at low output powers (1-2 W) may be used to induce local tumor hyperthermia.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937312
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Waldow, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center (United States)
Paul R. Morrison, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)
Leonard I. Grossweiner, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center and Illinois Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe; John A. Parrish, Editor(s)

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