Analysis of thermal effects in endoscopic nanocarriers-based photodynamic therapy applied to esophageal diseases
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AuthorSalas García, Irene; Fanjul Vélez, Félix; Ortega Quijano, Noé; Wilfert, O.; Hudcova, L.; Poliak, J.; Barcik, J.; Arce Diego, José Luis
In this work we propose a predictive model that allows the study of thermal effects produced when the optical radiation interacts with an esophageal or stomach disease with gold nanoparticles embedded. The model takes into account light distribution in the tumor tissue by means of a Monte Carlo method. Mie theory is used to obtain the gold nanoparticles optical properties and the thermal model employed is based on the bio-heat equation. The complete model was applied to two types of tumoral tissue (squamous cell carcinoma located in the esophagus and adenocarcinoma in the stomach) in order to study the thermal effects induced by the inclusion of gold nanoparticles.