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2 May 1994 Neodymium:YAG fiber delivery system for interstitial photothermal therapy
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Proceedings Volume 2129, Lasers in Urology; (1994)
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We describe here a highly durable 600 (mu) optical fiber with a 20 mm frosted distal tip protected by a smooth transparent cover that is capable of remaining in contact with tissue for prolonged periods. When used with a Neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser, the active fiber surface diffuses optical radiation in a radial pattern, delivering up to 40 W power, and thus providing consistent and uniform interstitial photothermal therapy. Animal studies in the United States and clinical studies in Europe have demonstrated the feasibility of using these fibers to treat a variety of soft-tissue pathologies, including benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Michael Slatkine, Douglass S. Mead, Eli Konwitz, and Douglas E. Johnson M.D. "Neodymium:YAG fiber delivery system for interstitial photothermal therapy", Proc. SPIE 2129, Lasers in Urology, (2 May 1994);

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