Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a high power diode laser

B. Anvari, S. Rastegar, M. Motamedi, M. Pow-Sang, E. Orihuela

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Abstract

This paper examines the potential effectiveness of a high power, 810 nm diode laser in inducing thermal coagulation of prostatic tissue. A theoretical study is performed to compare the effectiveness of the diode laser with the currently used Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) for prostrate coagulation. Transurethral diode laser irradiation in a canine model is also performed to examine the efficacy of inducing thermal coagulation in vivo. Model results show that comparable tissue effects can be obtained with both diode and Nd:YAG lasers. The in vivo results indicate that considerable amount of coagulation necrosis of prostatic tissue can be induced by the high power diode laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1600-1601
Number of pages2
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1993Oct 31 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 3
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period10/28/9310/31/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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