Techniques for temperature monitoring during laser-induced thermotherapy: an overview.

  title={Techniques for temperature monitoring during laser-induced thermotherapy: an overview.},
  author={Paola Saccomandi and Emiliano Schena and Sergio Silvestri},
  journal={International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group},
  volume={29 7},
Laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) is a hyperthermic procedure recently employed to treat cancer in several organs. The amount of coagulated tissue depends on the temperature distribution around the applicator, which plays a crucial role for an optimal outcome: the removal of the whole neoplastic tissue, whilst preventing damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. Although feedback concerning tissue temperature could be useful to drive the physician in the adjustment of laser settings and… CONTINUE READING
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