Thermal Distribution During Photoradiation Therapy

  • Lars O. Svaasand
  • Daniel R. Doiron
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 160)


The optical power which is delivered into the tissue during photoradiation therapy will be absorbed and converted into heat. The resulting temperature rise may result in hyperthermal contributions to the cell kill or there may be synergistic effects between hyperthermal therapy and photo-radiation therapy.


Penetration Depth Optical Power Thermal Distribution Optical Penetration Depth Thermal Penetration Depth 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars O. Svaasand
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Doiron
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Physical ElectronicsUniversity of TrondheimTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Institute for Physics and Image Science, School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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