The development and preliminary characterisation of a novel fibre probe for laser thermotherapy of solid tumours are presented. The probe introduces two innovative features: the tailoring of the laser irradiation pattern to adapt it also for larger tumour applications, and the all-optical real time evaluation of the induced temperature increase. These features are simultaneously obtained by integrating in a single capillary tube a laser delivery fibre with properly micro-structured tip surface together with some fibre Bragg gratings. Preliminary validation examples in human liver phantoms have demonstrated the viability of the proposed approach for the development of a whole set of new probes for laser ablation in medical applications.
Fibre probe for tumour laser thermotherapy with integrated temperature measuring capabilities / Liu, Y.; Gassino, R.; Braglia, A.; Vallan, A.; Perrone, G. - In: ELECTRONICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0013-5194. - STAMPA. - 52:10(2016), pp. 798-800. [10.1049/el.2015.4080]
|Titolo:||Fibre probe for tumour laser thermotherapy with integrated temperature measuring capabilities|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/el.2015.4080|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|