1 July 1993 Imaging-guided interstitial tumor therapy for treatment of recurrent head and neck carcinomas: clinical experience
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Proceedings Volume 1876, Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147008
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Interstitial laser phototherapy (ILP) is a technique whereby laser energy is directly applied into tumors at variable depths. This technique is attractive since it is minimally invasive and carries a low morbidity. ILP allows treatment of deep and difficult to reach tumors in the head and neck and other areas, since sensitive and non-invasive monitoring techniques of laser-tissue interactions are currently available. Recent studies have demonstrated, the efficiency of ultrasound (UTZ) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for real time interstitial needle placement in tumors, identification of vessels, monitoring and quantifying laser-induced tissue damages. We now report an initial experience with patients in which MRI and/or UTZ guided ILP techniques were successfully applied for the treatment of recurrent, nonresectable, metastatic squamous cell carcinoma.
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Dan J. Castro, Keith E. Blackwell, Romaine E. Saxton, Antony Nyerges, Tom C. Calcaterra, Vicky L. Schiller, Edward G. Grant, Sharon Hirschowitz, Gary R. Duckwiler, and Randall A. Hawkins "Imaging-guided interstitial tumor therapy for treatment of recurrent head and neck carcinomas: clinical experience", Proc. SPIE 1876, Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147008; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147008
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