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Combination of implantable and transurethral ultrasound applicators for prostate thermal therapy

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6 Author(s)
Diederich, C.J. ; Dept. of Radiat. Oncology, California Univ., San Francisco, CA, USA ; Nau, W.H. ; Deardorff, D. ; Khalil, L.S.
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This preliminary investigation demonstrates that using implantable ultrasound applicators (with energy directed away from the rectum and nontargeted tissue) in combination with a directional transurethral ultrasound applicator have potential to provide controlled thermal coagulation and necrosis of small or large regions within the prostate gland, while sparing thermally sensitive rectal tissue

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Ultrasonics Symposium, 1997. Proceedings., 1997 IEEE  (Volume:2 )

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5-8 Oct 1997

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