Interstitial Laser Photocoagulation and Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy of Normal Lung Parenchyma in the Pig

@article{Fielding2001InterstitialLP,
  title={Interstitial Laser Photocoagulation and Interstitial Photodynamic Therapy of Normal Lung Parenchyma in the Pig},
  author={David Fielding and Giovanni A. Buonaccorsi and Ged Cowley and Andy McD Johnston and Geoffrey Hughes and Martin R. Hetzel and Stephen G. Bown},
  journal={Lasers in Medical Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={16},
  pages={26-33}
}
. Interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) and interstitial photodynamic therapy (PDT) involve delivery of light to lesions in solid organs using thin fibres passed through needles inserted percutaneously under image guidance. In ILP, the laser energy heats the tissue, whereas in PDT it activates a previously administered photosensitising agent. This study looks at their potential for treating localised, small, peripheral lung cancers in patients unsuitable for surgery. Experiments were… CONTINUE READING