History and Fundamentals of Photodynamic Therapy

Authored by: Tyler G. St. Denis , Michael R. Hamblin

Handbook Ofphotomedicine

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9781439884690
eBook ISBN: 9781439884706
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15582-6

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Abstract

Before explaining the historical, and chiefly biological, developments of photodynamic therapy (PDT) research, we would like to provide a survey of the chemical and physical properties of PDT. We would like to preface this section by saying that more detailed photophysical and photo-chemical explanations—as aided by quantum mechanical explanations—may be found elsewhere (Hamblin and Mróz 2008).

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