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Development of ex vivo model for determining temperature distribution in tumor tissue during photothermal therapy
Author(s): Shaojie Liu; Austin Doughty; Sana Mesiya; Alex Pettitt; Feifan Zhou; Wei R. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Temperature distribution in tissue is a crucial factor in determining the outcome of photothermal therapy in cancer treatment. In order to investigate the temperature distribution in tumor tissue during laser irradiation, we developed a novel ex vivo device to simulate the photothermal therapy on tumors. A 35°C, a thermostatic incubator was used to provide a simulation environment for body temperature of live animals. Different biological tissues (chicken breast and bovine liver) were buried inside a tissue-simulating gel and considered as tumor tissues. An 805-nm laser was used to irradiate the target tissue. A fiber with an interstitial cylindrical diffuser (10 mm) was directly inserted in the center of the tissue, and the needle probes of a thermocouple were inserted into the tissue paralleling the laser fiber at different distances to measure the temperature distribution. All of the procedures were performed in the incubator. Based on the results of this study, the temperature distribution in bovine liver is similar to that of tumor tissue under photothermal therapy with the same doses. Therefore, the developed model using bovine liver for determining temperature distribution can be used during interstitial photothermal therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10065, Biophotonics and Immune Responses XII, 100650Q (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250421
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Shaojie Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Austin Doughty, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Sana Mesiya, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Alex Pettitt, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Feifan Zhou, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)
Wei R. Chen, Univ. of Central Oklahoma (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10065:
Biophotonics and Immune Responses XII
Wei R. Chen, Editor(s)

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