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Fiber Optic Delivery And Detection System For HpD Photodynamic Therapy
Author(s): Daniel R. Doiron; Gregory S. Keller; A. E. Profio; Stanley W. Fountain
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Paper Abstract

Hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) photodynamic therapy (PDT) is presently being used to diagnose and treat a variety of tumors in various organs. A number of fiber optics systems have been developed to detect HpD fluorescence for diagnosis and to photodynamically activate it for treatment. Use of single multimode optical fibers with various distal tips have allowed HpD-PDT to be done throughout the human body by interstitial and endoscopic techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943909
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Daniel R. Doiron, Western Institute for Laser Treatment and Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation and University of Cal (United States)
Gregory S. Keller, Western Institute for Laser Treatment and Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation (United States)
A. E. Profio, Western Institute for Laser Treatment and Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation and University of Cal (United States)
Stanley W. Fountain, Western Institute for Laser Treatment and Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0494:
Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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