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Multifiber Optically-Shielded Catheter For Laser Angiosurgery
Author(s): P. R. Goth; J. R. Kramer; C. Kittrell; B. A. Sacks; M . S. Feld
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews our development of a multifiber optically shielded laser catheter for use in laser angiosurgery (LAS). The catheters under development allow both the spectral diagnosis of tissue type and the controlled delivery of therapeutic levels of laser energy within the arterial system. We describe the multifiber catheter device, in-vitro and in-vivo catheter testing and argon ion laser dosimetry. We also discuss the use of the LAS catheter in conjunction with spectral diagnostics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0713, Optical Fibers in Medicine II, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937371
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Goth, Medical Laser Center (United States)
J. R. Kramer, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (United States)
C. Kittrell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
B. A. Sacks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M . S. Feld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0713:
Optical Fibers in Medicine II
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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