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Innovation of laser ITT with specially developed integrated laser accessories
Author(s): Manfred Glotz; Bernhard Hug; Clemens Scholz; Gerhard J. Mueller; Andre Roggan; Verena Knappe; Ingolf Mesecke von Rheinbaben
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Paper Abstract

One of the most successful methods for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors is the thermal denaturation of tissue induced by absorbed light from a laser. Our LITT fiber products are emitting a spherical light profile along the entire length of up to 35 mm. A special spherical laser power meter was designed to measure the integral laser power. An exact coagulation zone can be obtained by varying laser power and application time. For faster treatment a beam splitter is built to apply up to four fibers with one laser unit. This allows the treatment of larger or metastatic tumors. In combination with a stable laser system a maximum of patients safety is obtained and the physical strain is reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3193, Photothermal Therapies in Medicine, (19 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300820
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Manfred Glotz, Huettinger Medizintechnik GmbH+Co. KG (Germany)
Bernhard Hug, Huettinger Medizintechnik GmbH+Co. KG (Germany)
Clemens Scholz, Huettinger Medizintechnik GmbH+Co. KG (Germany)
Gerhard J. Mueller, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie gGmbH (Germany)
Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Andre Roggan, Institut fuer Medizinische/Technische Physik und Lasermedizin/Universitatsklinikum Benjami (Germany)
Verena Knappe, Intitute fuer Medizinische/Technische Physik und Lasermedizin/Universitatsklinikum Benjami (Germany)
Ingolf Mesecke von Rheinbaben, Laser- und Medizin-Technologie gGmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3193:
Photothermal Therapies in Medicine
Gaetano Bandieramonte; Stephen G. Bown; Fausto Chiesa; Jacques Donnez M.D.; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Gian Francesco Lombard M.D.; Gerhard J. Mueller; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach, Editor(s)

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