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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Phys. Med. Biol. 52 (2007) 463478 doi:10.1088/0031-9155/52/2/011
 

Summary: INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY
Phys. Med. Biol. 52 (2007) 463­478 doi:10.1088/0031-9155/52/2/011
Laser-assisted cryosurgery of prostate: numerical
study
Ricardo Romero-M´endez1,2
, Walfre Franco1
and Guillermo Aguilar1
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
2 Facultad de Ingenier´ia, Universidad Aut´onoma de San Luis Potos´i, SLP, M´exico 78290, Mexico
E-mail: gaguilar@engr.ucr.edu
Received 28 December 2005, in final form 20 September 2006
Published 29 December 2006
Online at stacks.iop.org/PMB/52/463
Abstract
A new methodology for preventing freezing damage beyond pre-specified
boundaries during prostate cryosurgery is proposed herein. It consists of
emitting controlled laser irradiation from the urethra, across the wall and into
the prostate while conventional cryoprobes freeze the unwanted prostate tissue.
The purpose of this methodology is to protect the urethral wall better and confine
the desired cryoinjured region more accurately than the current cryosurgery

  

Source: Aguilar, Guillermo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside

 

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