Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Volume (52), No (7), Year (2020-9) , Pages (659-670)

Title : ( A New Optical Method for Online Monitoring of the Light Dose and Dose Profile in Photodynamic Therapy )

Authors: Amir Mohammad beigzadeh , Mohamad Reza Rashidian Vaziri , farhood Ziaie , Samaneh Sharif ,

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Background and Objectives Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has gained widespread popularity in the last decades because of its distinctive advantages over the other commonly used cancer treatments. PDT dosimetry is a crucial factor in achieving a good optimization of PDT treatment planning. PDT dosimetry is a complex task since light dose as well as photosensitizer and oxygen concentrations in tissue need to be measured (ideally continuously) to be able to fully characterize the biological response. Light dose in PDT is routinely measured by the optical fibers that provide dose data at a limited number of discrete points and are not able to capture spatial dose profiles. The objective of this study is to propose and develop a new optical method for online monitoring of the dose profile data for PDT. Study Design/Materials and Methods Using the digital holography technique, first, the general sketch of an experimental setup for PDT light dosimetry is provided. The theory behind the proposed method for using the experimental setup in PDT light dosimetry is fully described, and its limits of validity are determined. In a proof of principle study, the ability of the method for online monitoring of the absorbed light dose profile in PDT is evaluated by a simple experimental setup. Results The experimental results confirm the usefulness of the proposed method in providing continuous online dose profiles. The absorbed light dose profiles from an infrared light source in a quartz cell containing water are measured and shown. The depth-dose curves are extracted and it is shown that how these dosimetric data can be used for assisting the physicians in determining the appropriate spatiotemporal characteristics for treating the infected tissues and solid tumors with the required light dose amounts. A conversion relation is also derived for transforming the measured light dose with the proposed method to the most frequently used dose values by PDT practitioners, in terms of light power per square area. Conclusions There is no restriction in using the method with other commonly used light sources in PDT, like light-emitting diodes and filtered lamps, with different wavelengths in visible or infrared regions of the spectrum. More complex experimental setups can be used in future studies to study the role of accumulated photosensitizers in malignant tissues. The proposed method in this study can also be used for light dose monitoring in other biomedical applications, where light is used for treating special diseases, and patients must receive sufficient amounts of light dose. Lasers Surg. Med. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


photodynamic therapy; light dose; optical techniques; digital holography
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author = {Amir Mohammad Beigzadeh and Rashidian Vaziri, Mohamad Reza and Farhood Ziaie and Samaneh Sharif},
title = {A New Optical Method for Online Monitoring of the Light Dose and Dose Profile in Photodynamic Therapy},
journal = {Lasers in Surgery and Medicine},
year = {2020},
volume = {52},
number = {7},
month = {September},
issn = {0196-8092},
pages = {659--670},
numpages = {11},
keywords = {photodynamic therapy; light dose; optical techniques; digital holography},


%0 Journal Article
%T A New Optical Method for Online Monitoring of the Light Dose and Dose Profile in Photodynamic Therapy
%A Amir Mohammad Beigzadeh
%A Rashidian Vaziri, Mohamad Reza
%A Farhood Ziaie
%A Samaneh Sharif
%J Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
%@ 0196-8092
%D 2020