Thermal and Optical Dosimetry for Photoradiation Therapy of Malignant Tumors

  • Lars O. Svaasand


Successful development of photoradiation therapy into an efficient clinical modality requires knowledge of the drug distribution 13 and photosensitization of the neoplastic tissue as well as information of the optical and thermal distribution 1,2.


Optical Power Coupling Coefficient Normal Body Temperature Optical Penetration Depth Total Radiant Power 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars O. Svaasand
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  1. 1.Division of Physical ElectronicsUniversity of TrondheimTrondheimNorway

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