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3 June 1988 In Vivo Light Dosimetry In Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy
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Proceedings Volume 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue; (1988)
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
A non-invasive isotropic fibre optic probe has been developed and used to determine the penetration depth of 630nm light in tumours of rats and a human patient during interstitial photodynamic therapy. The mean penetration depth of the light and standard error of the mean measured was 1.62 ± 0.18mm for a series of eight animal tumours and 1.99 ± 0.51mm in three human tumour nodules. The apparent penetration depth as observed from the area of illuminated skin at a distance from the tumour was also measured and its relevance to the light dosimetry discussed.
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I Driver, J W Feather, P R King, D Gilson, D V Ash, and B Dixon "In Vivo Light Dosimetry In Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy", Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988);

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