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Compact and smart laser diode systems for cancer treatment
Author(s): Viatcheslav N. Svirin; Victor V. Sokolov; Tatiana I. Solovieva
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Paper Abstract

To win the cancer is one of the most important mankind task to be decided in III Millenium. New technology of treatment is to recognize and kill cancer cells with the laser light not by surgery operation, but by soft painless therapy. Even though from the beginning of the 80s of the last century this technology, so-called photodynamic therapy (PDT) has received acceptance in America, Europe and Asia it is still considered in the medical circles to be a new method with the little-known approaches of cancer treatment. Recently the next step was done, and the unique method of PDT combined with laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) was developed. Compact and smart diode laser apparatus “Modul-GF” for its realization was designed. In this report the concept of this method, experimental materials on clinical trials and ways of optimization of technical decisions and software of apparatus “Modul-GF”, including the autotuning of laser power dependently on tissue temperature measured with thermosensors are discussed. The special instruments such as fiber cables and special sensors are described to permit application of “Modul-GF” for the treatment of the tumors of the different localizations, both surface and deeply located with using of the endoscopy method. The examples of the oncological and nononcological pathologies’ treatment by the developed method and apparatus in urology, gynecology, gastroenterology, dermatology, cosmetology, bronchology, pulmonology are observed. The results of clinical approval the developed combination of PDT&LITT realized with “Modul-GF” leads to essentially increasing of the treatment effectiveness.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5116, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS, (24 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499483
Show Author Affiliations
Viatcheslav N. Svirin, POLYUS Research and Development Institute (Russia)
Victor V. Sokolov, P.A. Hertzen Moscow Research Oncology Institute (Russia)
Tatiana I. Solovieva, POLYUS Research and Development Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5116:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS
Jung-Chih Chiao; Vijay K. Varadan; Carles Cané, Editor(s)

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