A recent development in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the use of a side firing fiber device coupled with a Nd:YAG laser. In this study, a numerical and an in-vitro model were developed to calculate and visualize the temperature distribution and the associated tissue necrosis due to irradiation of the prostate with Nd:YAG laser light. Different irradiation modalities were included: a static beam, with the irradiating fiber remaining at one place and a moving beam, with the fiber scanning over the surface at different speeds. Also blood vessels were incorporated in the model and showed to have major influence on the resulting tissue necrosis.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Progress in clinical and biological research|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|