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Computer Controlled Contact Nd:YAG Laser System For Interstitial Local Hyperthermia
Author(s): Norio Daikuzona
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Paper Abstract

Contact Nd: YAG laser surgery is assuming a gre ter importance in endoscopic and open surgery allowing coagulation, cutting and vaporization with greater precision and safety. A new contact probe allows a wider angle of irradiation and diffusion of low power laser energy (less than 5 watts) using the interstitial technique for local hyperthermia. Continuously monitoring temperature sensors are placed directly into the surrounding tissue or tumor. Using a computer program interfaced with the 1.ser and sensors, a controlled and stable temperature (e.g., 42°C) can be produced in a known volume of tissue over a prolonged period of time (e.g., 20-40 minutes).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937314
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Norio Daikuzona, Surgical Laser Technologies, Japan Co., Ltd. (Japan)


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

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