5. 8 GHz ophthalmic microwave applicator for treatment of choroidal melanoma [electronic resource].
- Upton, N.Y. : Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1983.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Brookhaven National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We report on the use of a 5.8 GHz microwave applicator to treat choroidal melanoma (Greene) in rabbits. The physical requirements needed to treat these intraocular tumors are quite different from those encountered elsewhere in the body. From a trans-scleral approach the penetration needed is minimal (5 to 10 mm.). The fibrous sclera is the only structure between the heat source and the tumor. The sclera has a relatively low water content when compared to tumor. This fact in addition to the frequency dependent interactions of tissue and electromagnetic radiation, results in an advantage to the use of the 5.8 GHz microwave device in treating intraocular malignancies.
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IEEE microwave symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 1 Jun 1983.
Packer, S.; Albert, D.M.; Finger, P.T.; Svitra, P.; Paglione, R.W.; Chess, J.
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