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Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 19–24 | Cite as

The Calibration of fibre optic probes used for light dosimetry measurements during photodynamic therapy

  • M. R. Stringer
  • E. J. Hudson
  • M. A. Smith
Original Articles

Abstract

We describe the calibration of fibre optic probes used to perform in vivo light dosimetry studies during the treatment of skin lesions by photodynamic therapy. Results from six individual detectors show that the linearity of the calibration and the calculated radiant energy fluence rate within a liquid phantom are independent of the type and sensitivity of the probe. The method of calibration is also shown to yield the optical interaction coefficients of the phantom.

Key words

Photodynamic therapy Light dosimetry Fibre optic probes 

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© W.B. Saunders Company Ltd 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Stringer
    • 1
  • E. J. Hudson
    • 1
  • M. A. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Research School of Medicine, Division of Clinical Science: Medical PhysicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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