10 January 1989 Thermotics of tissue
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Proceedings Volume 10305, Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology; 103050B (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283592
Event: Institutes for Advanced Optical Technologies, 1988, Berlin, Germany
Abstract
During the last few years, several promising modalities for the treatment of neoplastic tissue with non-ionizing radiation have been developed. Hyperthermia as a clinical modality is based upon a selective tumor response during a very mode- rate heating of tissue. Selective tumor response has been reported by heating the malignant tissue to a moderate temperature in the region 41-47 °C for some tens of minutes, typically 20-30 Min.1'7,9 The temperature rise is therefore usually below the threshold for coagulation and denaturation of proteins, and the optical power density is certainly at a level well below the threshold value for non-linear mechanisms such as plasma formation and shock wave generation.
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Lars O. Svaasand, "Thermotics of tissue", Proc. SPIE 10305, Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology, 103050B (10 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.2283592; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283592
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