Interstitial Laser Coagulation (ILC)
Extremely large coagulation volumes can be generated by interstitial laser coagulation. In this procedure, thin lightguides, with special cylindrical application tips that diffusely emit the laser light, are inserted into the tissue to be treated. The tissue is then irradiated from inside.
Dornier MedTech supplies lightguides with different application tips and radiation geometry in order to achieve an optimum treatment result.
Special patented irradiation software make it possible to provide time-saving therapy.
The patented LPS mode provides protection from thermal damage to the applicator tips. If the tips become carbonized the laser radiation is immediately switched off preventing overheating.
Coagulation zones up to 4 cm in diameter can be generated using water-cooled application catheters and simultaneous irradiation with a variety of catheters.
Primary applications are laser induced thermo therapy (LITT) of liver tumors and ILC of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Damaged tissue is absorbed or transformed by the body.