19 January 1996 Experimental investigations into the interstitial laser thermotherapy by means of new applicators
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Abstract
In the last decade substantial biological data and the oncologic effect on brain tumors of hyperthermia/thermotherapy have been documented. A new approach to a therapy for such tumors should meet the following requirements: effective destruction of expanded tumors by means of hyperthermia/thermotherapy; precise controllability of treatment; real-time checking or dosimetry; and careful treatment of normal tissue surrounding the tumor. In addition, an increase of the maximum power that can be supplied represents a measure of the largest possible tumor volume that can destroyed. In-vitro test results are presented that document a therapeutically relevant temperature rise up to 42 degrees Centigrade in the diameter range of 6 cm to 7 cm without occurrence of carbonization effects.
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Annelie Pfannenstein, Annelie Pfannenstein, Colette Neubert, Colette Neubert, } "Experimental investigations into the interstitial laser thermotherapy by means of new applicators", Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230335; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230335
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