alexa MR imaging-guided interstitial photodynamic laser therapy for advanced head and neck tumors.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Jger HR, Taylor MN, Theodossy T, Hopper C

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Abstract Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a site-specific tumor treatment involving the administration of a photosensitizer activated by the local application of light. In interstitial PDT (IPDT), multiple laser fibers are inserted into the depth of the tumor. Image guidance is essential for accurate, safe, and uniform light delivery. We report a novel technique of IPDT for advanced head and neck tumors involving an open interventional MR system. Initial results are encouraging, with minimal procedural morbidity, successful palliation of symptoms, and prolongation of expected survival time.
This article was published in AJNR Am J Neuroradiol and referenced in Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

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