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23 March 2005 Flexible textile light diffuser for photodynamic therapy
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In this article a new medical application is introduced using textile production techniques to deliver a defined radiation dose. The advantage for photodynamic therapy (PDT) is that a flat luminous textile structure can homogeneously illuminate unequal body surfaces. The optical properties of this two-dimensional luminous pad are characterized with a set of bench-scale tests. In vitro investigations on petri dishes with cultivated cells and first clinical tests on animal patients are promising. In addition first measurement results are presented together with an outlook to future developments.
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Barbel Selm and Martin Camenzind "Flexible textile light diffuser for photodynamic therapy", Proc. SPIE 5691, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications V, (23 March 2005);

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