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15 June 1989 Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy: Fiber Optic Delivery For The Treatment Of Esophageal And Bronchial Cancer
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Proceedings Volume 1067, Optical Fibers in Medicine IV; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952134
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Clinical studies in photodynamic therapy (PDT) have utilized lasers to take advantage of coupling efficiencies to optical fibers allowing light to be delivered to many areas of the body. This is particularly true in endoscopic PDT. Both interstitial and superficial delivery techniques can be applied using one of a variety of delivery fibers available. A fiber with an optically flat end with a lens to produce a spot with a homogeneous intensity is used for superficial applications. Diffusers of various lengths, at the tip of a fiber, produce a cylindrical isotropic pattern and are suited for either intraluminal or interstitial illuminations.
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Thomas S. Mang, Hector R. Nava, and Anne-Marie Regal "Endoscopic Photodynamic Therapy: Fiber Optic Delivery For The Treatment Of Esophageal And Bronchial Cancer", Proc. SPIE 1067, Optical Fibers in Medicine IV, (15 June 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952134
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