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13 March 2014 Quasi-dynamical analysis and real-time tissue temperature monitoring during laser vaporization
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Vaporization and coagulation are two fundamental processes that can be performed during laser-tissue ablation. We demonstrated a method allowing quasi-dynamically observing of the cross-sectional images of tissue response during ablation. The results showed that coagulation depth is relatively constant during vaporization, which supports the excellent hemostasis of green laser benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) treatment. We also verified a new technology for real-time, in situ tissue temperature monitoring, which may be promising for in vivo tissue vaporization degree feedback during laser ablation to improve the vaporization efficiency and avoid complications.
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Hui Wang, Aditi Ray, Dave Jebens, Ray Chia, and Tom Hasenberg "Quasi-dynamical analysis and real-time tissue temperature monitoring during laser vaporization", Proc. SPIE 8941, Optical Interactions with Tissue and Cells XXV; and Terahertz for Biomedical Applications, 89410K (13 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041293;

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