Photophysics and Dosimetry of Photoradiation Therapy

  • Daniel R. Doiron
  • Charles J. Gomer
  • Stanley W. Fountain
  • Nicholas J. Razum


Hematoporphyrin Derivative (HpD) photoradiation therapy (PRT) has been found to be an effective treatment for a variety of tumors1,2. In order for PRT to be used optimumly an understanding of the photophysic principles of the photosensitization reaction must be known. It is also important that the light dosimetry be done properly.


Attenuation Coefficient Fluorescence Quantum Yield Light Dose Porphyrin Molecule Photosensitization Reaction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel R. Doiron
    • 1
  • Charles J. Gomer
    • 1
  • Stanley W. Fountain
    • 1
  • Nicholas J. Razum
    • 1
  1. 1.Clayton Center for Ocular Oncology, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and Department of OphthalmologyUSC School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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