19 May 2000 Real-time optoacoustic monitoring during thermotherapy
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Proceedings Volume 3916, Biomedical Optoacoustics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386334
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Optoacoustic monitoring of tissue optical properties and speed of sound in real time can provide fast and accurate feedback information during thermotherapy performed with various heating or cooling agents. Amplitude and temporal characteristics of optoacoustic pressure waves are dependent on tissue properties. Detection and measurement of the optoacoustic waves may be used to monitor the extent of tissue hyperthermia, coagulation, or freezing with high resolution and contrast. We studied real-time optoacoustic monitoring of thermal coagulation induced by conductive heating and laser radiation and cryoablation with liquid nitrogen. Q-switched Nd:YAG laser pulses were used as probing radiation to induce optoacoustic waves in tissues. Dramatic changes in optoacoustic signal parameters were detected during tissue freezing and coagulation due to sharp changes in tissue properties. The dimensions of thermally- induced lesions were measured in real time with the optoacoustic technique. Our studies demonstrated that the laser optoacoustic technique is capable of real-time monitoring of tissue coagulation and freezing front with submillimeter spatial resolution. This may allow accurate thermal ablation or cryotherapy of malignant and benign lesions with minimal damage to normal tissues.
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Rinat O. Esenaliev, Irina V. Larina, Kirill V. Larin, Massoud Motamedi, "Real-time optoacoustic monitoring during thermotherapy", Proc. SPIE 3916, Biomedical Optoacoustics, (19 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386334; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386334

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