0960601-A2 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 5 patents.

An side irradiating type laser ray irradiation apparatus for irradiating a tissue with a laser ray having a deep transmitting capability for the purpose of treating, for example, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, cancer or other tumors. The apparatus includes an irradiating unit for reflecting the laser ray, a transporting device for transporting the irradiating unit, and an interlocking device for changing the irradiation angle of the laser ray in correspondence with the movement so that the laser ray radiated from the moving irradiating unit always passes through the same point. Since the laser ray constantly passes through a point in a deep area of the tissue, it is capable of effectively heating only the deep lesional region.

Title
Tissue irradiation apparatus
Application Number
EP19990109294 19990527
Publication Number
0960601 (A2)
Application Date
May 27, 1999
Publication Date
December 1, 1999
Inventor
Iwahashi Shigenobu
JP
Ariura Shigeki
JP
Maki Shin
JP
Assignee
Terumo
JP
IPC
A61B 17/36
A61B 18/20
A61B 18/24
A61B 18/20
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