A new modality for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Bahman Anvari, Massoud Motamedi, Sohi Rastegar, James T. Cammack

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Abstract

The potential application of coagulative heating as a new modality for transurethral treatment of prostate hyperplasia is examined theoretically and experimentally. A theoretical model is developed for predicting the tissue response and the extent of thermal injury under different heating modalities such as conductive heating and direct heating using electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical model suggests that laser heating of the prostate is superior to other modalities in producing large coagulated zones of injury. The preliminary animal study using Nd:YAG laser radiation to coagulate canine prostate supports our hypothesis. The animal study results shows that deep coagulation necrosis of the prostate can be achieved by optimizing the exposure parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992
EditorsRobert Plonsey, Swamy Laxminarayan, Jean Pierre Morucci, Jean Louis Coatrieux
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages320-321
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780307852
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 29 1992Nov 1 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period10/29/9211/1/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Anvari, B., Motamedi, M., Rastegar, S., & Cammack, J. T. (1992). A new modality for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In R. Plonsey, S. Laxminarayan, J. P. Morucci, & J. L. Coatrieux (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 1992 (pp. 320-321). [5760984] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1992.5760984