Simple theory, measurements, and Rules of thumb for dosimetry during photodynamic therapy

Steven L. Jacques

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Abstract

Dosimetry of laser fluence rates within a tissue are required for proper planning of photodynamic therapy at a specific site on a given individual. A simple one-dimensional theory of light penetration into tissue is presented. A device for measurement of the total reflectance and the lateral diffusion of light provides a simple means for specifying the tissue optical parameters that govern laser dosimetry. Rules of thumb for complicating factors such as narrow laser beams and optical fiber delivery are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-108
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1065
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 1989
EventPhotodynamic Therapy: Mechanisms 1989 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1989Jan 20 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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