Abstract

A balloon-catheter optical diffuser for endometrial treatment was evaluated with computational thermal analysis. Various catheter materials and dimensions were implemented to identify the optimal design for the device. Spatial and temporal development of temperature during 30-sec irradiation of 532-nm light demonstrated thermal insulation effects of polyurethane on temperature increase up to 384 K, facilitating the irreversible denaturation. The current model revealed the degree of thermal coagulation 13% thicker than experimental results possibly due to lack of tissue dynamics and light intensity distribution. In combination with photon distribution, the analytical simulation can be a feasible tool to optimize the new optical diffuser for efficient and safe endometrial treatment.

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2001 (2)

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J. R. Albers, S. K. Hull, R. M. Wesley, “Abnormal uterine bleeding,” Am. Fam. Physician 69(8), 1915–1926 (2004).
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Apgar, B. S.

B. S. Apgar, A. H. Kaufman, U. George-Nwogu, A. Kittendorf, “Treatment of menorrhagia,” Am. Fam. Physician 75(12), 1813–1819 (2007).
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M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
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P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
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C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
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C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
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J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
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Chang, I. A.

I. A. Chang, U. D. Nguyen, “Thermal modeling of lesion growth with radiofrequency ablation devices,” Biomed. Eng. Online 3(1), 27 (2004).
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J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chien, P. F.

J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chu, T.-Y.

G. Venkatesan, G.-P. Jin, M.-C. Chyu, J.-X. Zheng, T.-Y. Chu, “Measurement of thermophysical properties of polyurethane foam insulation during transient heating,” Int. J. Therm. Sci. 40(2), 133–144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chyu, M.-C.

G. Venkatesan, G.-P. Jin, M.-C. Chyu, J.-X. Zheng, T.-Y. Chu, “Measurement of thermophysical properties of polyurethane foam insulation during transient heating,” Int. J. Therm. Sci. 40(2), 133–144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Colin, P.

M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Connell, R. J.

P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Crochet, J. J.

J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Daikuzono, N.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Erian, J.

J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fisch, B.

C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Garry, R.

A. Lethaby, M. Hickey, R. Garry, J. Penninx, “Endometrial resection / ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding,” Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 4, CD001501 (2009).
[PubMed]

J. A. Abbott, R. Garry, “The surgical management of menorrhagia,” Hum. Reprod. Update 8(1), 68–78 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Garside, R.

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
[PubMed]

George-Nwogu, U.

B. S. Apgar, A. H. Kaufman, U. George-Nwogu, A. Kittendorf, “Treatment of menorrhagia,” Am. Fam. Physician 75(12), 1813–1819 (2007).
[PubMed]

Germer, C. T.

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Geschke, O.

H. Klank, J. P. Kutter, O. Geschke, “CO(2)-laser micromachining and back-end processing for rapid production of PMMA-based microfluidic systems,” Lab Chip 2(4), 242–246 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gnyawali, S. C.

J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gordon, A. D.

P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hawe, J. A.

J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hering, P.

A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hickey, M.

A. Lethaby, M. Hickey, R. Garry, J. Penninx, “Endometrial resection / ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding,” Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 4, CD001501 (2009).
[PubMed]

Huie, P.

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hull, S. K.

J. R. Albers, S. K. Hull, R. M. Wesley, “Abnormal uterine bleeding,” Am. Fam. Physician 69(8), 1915–1926 (2004).
[PubMed]

Inoki, C.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Isbert, C.

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jin, G.-P.

G. Venkatesan, G.-P. Jin, M.-C. Chyu, J.-X. Zheng, T.-Y. Chu, “Measurement of thermophysical properties of polyurethane foam insulation during transient heating,” Int. J. Therm. Sci. 40(2), 133–144 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Kang, H. W.

H. W. Kang, J. Kim, J. Oh, “Enhanced photocoagulation with catheter-based diffusing optical device,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 118001 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Karni, Z.

C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaufman, A. H.

B. S. Apgar, A. H. Kaufman, U. George-Nwogu, A. Kittendorf, “Treatment of menorrhagia,” Am. Fam. Physician 75(12), 1813–1819 (2007).
[PubMed]

Kim, J.

H. W. Kang, J. Kim, J. Oh, “Enhanced photocoagulation with catheter-based diffusing optical device,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 118001 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kittendorf, A.

B. S. Apgar, A. H. Kaufman, U. George-Nwogu, A. Kittendorf, “Treatment of menorrhagia,” Am. Fam. Physician 75(12), 1813–1819 (2007).
[PubMed]

Klank, H.

H. Klank, J. P. Kutter, O. Geschke, “CO(2)-laser micromachining and back-end processing for rapid production of PMMA-based microfluidic systems,” Lab Chip 2(4), 242–246 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kutter, J. P.

H. Klank, J. P. Kutter, O. Geschke, “CO(2)-laser micromachining and back-end processing for rapid production of PMMA-based microfluidic systems,” Lab Chip 2(4), 242–246 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laufer, J. G.

P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lee, F. T.

T. Varghese, J. A. Zagzebski, F. T. Lee., “Elastographic imaging of thermal lesions in the liver in vivo following radiofrequency ablation: preliminary results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol. 28(11-12), 1467–1473 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lemley, E. C.

J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leng, T.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lethaby, A.

A. Lethaby, M. Hickey, R. Garry, J. Penninx, “Endometrial resection / ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding,” Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 4, CD001501 (2009).
[PubMed]

Leung, L. S.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Magos, A.

H. O’Connor, A. Magos, “Endometrial resection for the treatment of menorrhagia,” N. Engl. J. Med. 335(3), 151–156 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marqa, M. F.

M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mordon, S. R.

M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Müller, G.

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nakazato, M.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nevoux, P.

M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nguyen, U. D.

I. A. Chang, U. D. Nguyen, “Thermal modeling of lesion growth with radiofrequency ablation devices,” Biomed. Eng. Online 3(1), 27 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nomoto, H.

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O’Connor, H.

H. O’Connor, A. Magos, “Endometrial resection for the treatment of menorrhagia,” N. Engl. J. Med. 335(3), 151–156 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Oh, J.

H. W. Kang, J. Kim, J. Oh, “Enhanced photocoagulation with catheter-based diffusing optical device,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 118001 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Osterholz, J.

A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ovadia, J.

C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pai, R. D.

R. D. Pai, “Thermal balloon endometrial ablation in dysfunctional uterine bleeding,” J Gynecol Endosc Surg 1(1), 31–33 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Palanker, D.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paulus, Y.

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paulus, Y. M.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Penninx, J.

A. Lethaby, M. Hickey, R. Garry, J. Penninx, “Endometrial resection / ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding,” Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 4, CD001501 (2009).
[PubMed]

Phillips, A. G.

J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pinkerton, J. V.

J. V. Pinkerton, “Pharmacological therapy for abnormal uterine bleeding,” Menopause 18(4), 459–461 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Price, A.

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
[PubMed]

Ripley, P. M.

P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ritz, J. P.

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Roggan, A.

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rosenberg, C.

C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Round, A.

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
[PubMed]

Schuele, G.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schwarzmaier, H. J.

A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sowter, M. C.

M. C. Sowter, “New surgical treatments for menorrhagia,” Lancet 361(9367), 1456–1458 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sramek, C.

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stein, K.

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
[PubMed]

Tadir, Y.

C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Terenji, A.

A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsutsumi, A.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ueda, M.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ueki, M.

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Varghese, T.

T. Varghese, J. A. Zagzebski, F. T. Lee., “Elastographic imaging of thermal lesions in the liver in vivo following radiofrequency ablation: preliminary results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol. 28(11-12), 1467–1473 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Venkatesan, G.

G. Venkatesan, G.-P. Jin, M.-C. Chyu, J.-X. Zheng, T.-Y. Chu, “Measurement of thermophysical properties of polyurethane foam insulation during transient heating,” Int. J. Therm. Sci. 40(2), 133–144 (2001).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
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[PubMed]

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A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wyatt, K.

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
[PubMed]

Zagzebski, J. A.

T. Varghese, J. A. Zagzebski, F. T. Lee., “Elastographic imaging of thermal lesions in the liver in vivo following radiofrequency ablation: preliminary results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol. 28(11-12), 1467–1473 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zheng, J.-X.

G. Venkatesan, G.-P. Jin, M.-C. Chyu, J.-X. Zheng, T.-Y. Chu, “Measurement of thermophysical properties of polyurethane foam insulation during transient heating,” Int. J. Therm. Sci. 40(2), 133–144 (2001).
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[PubMed]

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M. F. Marqa, P. Colin, P. Nevoux, S. R. Mordon, N. Betrouni, “Focal laser ablation of prostate cancer: numerical simulation of temperature and damage distribution,” Biomed. Eng. Online 10(1), 45 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. A. Chang, U. D. Nguyen, “Thermal modeling of lesion growth with radiofrequency ablation devices,” Biomed. Eng. Online 3(1), 27 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. A. Hawe, A. G. Phillips, P. F. Chien, J. Erian, R. Garry, “Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia,” Br. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. 106(11), 1143–1148 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chem. Rev. (1)

A. Vogel, V. Venugopalan, “Mechanisms of pulsed laser ablation of biological tissues,” Chem. Rev. 103(2), 577–644 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. (1)

A. Lethaby, M. Hickey, R. Garry, J. Penninx, “Endometrial resection / ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding,” Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 4, CD001501 (2009).
[PubMed]

Health Technol. Assess. (1)

R. Garside, K. Stein, K. Wyatt, A. Round, A. Price, “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of microwave and thermal balloon endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review and economic modelling,” Health Technol. Assess. 8(3iii), 1–155 (2004).
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[CrossRef]

J Gynecol Endosc Surg (1)

R. D. Pai, “Thermal balloon endometrial ablation in dysfunctional uterine bleeding,” J Gynecol Endosc Surg 1(1), 31–33 (2009).
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J. Biomed. Opt. (4)

C. Sramek, Y. Paulus, H. Nomoto, P. Huie, J. Brown, D. Palanker, “Dynamics of retinal photocoagulation and rupture,” J. Biomed. Opt. 14(3), 034007 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. J. Crochet, S. C. Gnyawali, Y. Chen, E. C. Lemley, L. V. Wang, W. R. Chen, “Temperature distribution in selective laser-tissue interaction,” J. Biomed. Opt. 11(3), 034031 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Sramek, L. S. Leung, T. Leng, J. Brown, Y. M. Paulus, G. Schuele, D. Palanker, “Improving the therapeutic window of retinal photocoagulation by spatial and temporal modulation of the laser beam,” J. Biomed. Opt. 16(2), 028004 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. W. Kang, J. Kim, J. Oh, “Enhanced photocoagulation with catheter-based diffusing optical device,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(11), 118001 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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H. Klank, J. P. Kutter, O. Geschke, “CO(2)-laser micromachining and back-end processing for rapid production of PMMA-based microfluidic systems,” Lab Chip 2(4), 242–246 (2002).
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C. Rosenberg, Y. Tadir, D. Braslavsky, B. Fisch, Z. Karni, J. Ovadia, “Endometrial laser ablation in rabbits: a comparative study of three laser types,” Lasers Surg. Med. 10(1), 66–73 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Ueki, C. Inoki, M. Ueda, A. Tsutsumi, M. Nakazato, N. Daikuzono, “Experimental and clinical studies on balloon laserthermia using Nd: YAG laser for uterine endometrial cancer,” Lasers Surg. Med. 18(2), 178–186 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Terenji, S. Willmann, J. Osterholz, P. Hering, H. J. Schwarzmaier, “Measurement of the coagulation dynamics of bovine liver using the modified microscopic Beer-Lambert law,” Lasers Surg. Med. 36(5), 365–370 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. P. Ritz, A. Roggan, C. Isbert, G. Müller, H. J. Buhr, C. T. Germer, “Optical properties of native and coagulated porcine liver tissue between 400 and 2400 nm,” Lasers Surg. Med. 29(3), 205–212 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. V. Pinkerton, “Pharmacological therapy for abnormal uterine bleeding,” Menopause 18(4), 459–461 (2011).
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H. O’Connor, A. Magos, “Endometrial resection for the treatment of menorrhagia,” N. Engl. J. Med. 335(3), 151–156 (1996).
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P. M. Ripley, J. G. Laufer, A. D. Gordon, R. J. Connell, S. G. Bown, “Near-infrared optical properties of ex vivo human uterus determined by the Monte Carlo inversion technique,” Phys. Med. Biol. 44(10), 2451–2462 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ultrasound Med. Biol. (1)

T. Varghese, J. A. Zagzebski, F. T. Lee., “Elastographic imaging of thermal lesions in the liver in vivo following radiofrequency ablation: preliminary results,” Ultrasound Med. Biol. 28(11-12), 1467–1473 (2002).
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