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Ultrasound (US)-guided interstitial hyperthermia performed with the neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet laser with a diffuser tip involves placement of a laser fiber in solid tissue followed by irradiation from within the center of the tumor to be treated. The authors previously described the development of a US-guided technique that permits simultaneous(More)
Interstitial low power Nd-YAG laser hyperthermia is a new method with potential for the future treatment of localized neoplasms. A laser fibre is inserted into the tumour. Energy is applied and the tumour is destroyed by heat and phototoxicity. Since most tumours are spherical in shape, the optimal design of the laser fibre tip would be one which caused the(More)
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