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Prostare cancer

W H Nau, C J Diederich, A B Ross, V Rieke, K Butts, G Sommers
High-temperature thermal therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer is currently being applied as a minimally-invasive alternative over traditional forms of treatment. Catheter-based interstitial and transurethral ultrasound applicators are being developed for controlled and selective thermal ablation of prostaric tissues with concurrent MR thermal imaging. As part of this treatment strategy we have devised a transurethral cooling catheter and a cooling jacket to be placed over the endorectal MR imaging coil to protect the urethral mucosa and rectal wall from thermal damage during treatment...
2004: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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