13 July 2004 MRI-guided laser thermal therapy in the prostate: preliminary results
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Minimally invasive thermal therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer offer potential to reduce cost, treatment time, and patient trauma. A drawback to such therapies is that it is often difficult or impossible to know the exact volume of which is being destroyed. In this work, we report on the use of magnetic resonance (MR) thermal imaging to provide real-time feedback control over laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) in an in vivo canine prostate model.
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Roger J. McNichols, Roger J. McNichols, Ashok Gowda, Ashok Gowda, R. Jason Stafford, R. Jason Stafford, Roger E. Price, Roger E. Price, John D. Hazle, John D. Hazle, } "MRI-guided laser thermal therapy in the prostate: preliminary results", Proc. SPIE 5312, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIV, (13 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528466; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.528466
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