2 May 1994 Finite element modeling of heat transfer in the prostate
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Proceedings Volume 2129, Lasers in Urology; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175016
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Laser prostatectomy is an alternative to conventional surgical resection. However, clinical studies lack sufficient power to determine optimal exposure parameters. This paper describes axi-symmetric and 3D finite element models of heat transport in laser irradiated tissue. These models have been verified with an analytical solution for a laser with a Gaussian beam profile using both stationary, and scanning laser beams. Percent errors between the analytical solutions and the finite elements solutions were less than 7%. Further development of these models will facilitate optimization of laser prostatectomy methods.
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William H. Nau, William H. Nau, Robert J. Roselli, Robert J. Roselli, Douglas F. Milam, Douglas F. Milam, } "Finite element modeling of heat transfer in the prostate", Proc. SPIE 2129, Lasers in Urology, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175016

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