2 May 1994 SurgiLight bent-tip optical fiber: preliminary dosimetry and canine studies
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Proceedings Volume 2129, Lasers in Urology; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175022
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We report preliminary potato dosimetry and canine studies evaluating a new 1,000-(mu) optical fiber whose distal tip has been bent to 45 degree(s), allowing for endoscopic delivery of neodymium:YAG laser energy at an angle of 60 degree(s). Our results suggest that this fiber is comparable with other more complex angled delivery systems; has several advantages: it can deliver greater power over longer time intervals, producing larger volumes of coagulative necrosis, and it may be operated in a contact mode within a fluid medium without fiber `burnout.' This fiber should prove useful for transurethral laser ablation of the prostate.
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Douglas E. Johnson, Douglas E. Johnson, Douglas M. Cromeens, Douglas M. Cromeens, Cindy M. Stoddard, Cindy M. Stoddard, Garry L. Klaasen, Garry L. Klaasen, Roger E. Price, Roger E. Price, "SurgiLight bent-tip optical fiber: preliminary dosimetry and canine studies", Proc. SPIE 2129, Lasers in Urology, (2 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175022; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175022

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