The mobile unit has been successfully used for treatment and training at:
- Leeds General Infirmary
- Scunthorpe General Hospital
- Castle Hill Hospital
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
- Cardiff NHS Hospitals Trust
- Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
- Wythenshaw Hospital, Manchester
We are investigating the use of our newest treatment, Daylight Photo Dynamic Therapy, within Health Centres in and around the region.
Treatments Available via our mobile service
Also known as PDT, this treatment has many modalities. The principle of PDT is that malignant tissue is photosensitised either systemically (via an injection), or topically (using a cream). After a preset amount of time has elapsed, which is dependent on the photosensitiser that has been used; the treatment area is then exposed to a specific wavelength of light (632nm). The interaction between the light (which on its’ own has no effect) and the photosensitiser causes a chemical reaction in the cancerous cells causing them to break down. Healthy tissues remain unaffected as they are able to excrete the photosensitiser prior to treatment commencing.
The mobile unit currently offers PDT as a treatment option in;
- Gynaecology (VIN & VAIN)
- Urinary Tract
- Colo-rectal / General surgery
This is the treatment of a condition where the ureter (the pathway between the Kidneys & Bladder becomes restricted making the passing of Urine difficult or impossible.
An adjustable power, Thermal Diode laser – the D60 - is used to delicately burn away the blocking tissue and free the Ureter.
- Bowen’s Disease and Padgett’s Disease
- VIN III / VaIN
- Vulval / Vaginal intra-epithelial neoplasia is a pre-cancerous condition which responds well to PDT. Depending on the affected area patients are photosensitised with either a topical cream (more common) or systemically.
The YLC has been able to use a D60 Thermal laser for ablation in some Gynaecological applications. The adjustable power and shallow penetration of this laser makes it ideal for such procedures.
This has applications on a wide range of tumours ranging from Gastric, topical skin tumours, Thoracic et cetera.
The Yorkshire Laser Centre Mobile Treatment & Training Unit [YLC-MTT]
Our mobile service has been in use for over 15 years. We can offer a variety of laser equipment for use in a number of treatment specialities. Our biggest use is in the area of Photodynamic Therapy, both with the use of Photofrin and also topical photosensitisers.
- Our staff are fully trained and well experienced in both clinical work and research
- We are fully insured for our staff and equipment
- We offer training and treatment support
- We hold a Master Indemnity Agreement (MIA) for simplicity of use of our equipment
What we offer
- Up to 2 lasers brought to your hospital
- Support of Technician / Nurse Specialist
- Verification with your Medical Physics department
- Drug dosimetry
- Choice of treatment fibres
- Treatment dosimetry
Specialist training and advice for those new to PDT on a one-to-one basis from Professor Moghissi, Clinical Director of The Yorkshire Laser Centre
For further information please contact Mrs Kate Dixon on the 'contact us' link
YLC-MTT is a project of The Moghissi Laser Trust (Reg. charity number326689)
As we are a not for profit organisation we do need to recover expenditure.
Codes for Procedures
- Haemorrhoidectomy 7734
- Gastric XaLdS
- Freddy Ureter 7B190
- Freddy Bladder 7B290
- Endopyelotomy 7M05
- PDT to Ureter 7B1A0
- PDT to Renal Tumour 7B08y7M0By
- Excision of lesion Vulva X4025
- PDT X79WD
- PDT Lesion of organ XaLyN
- Bronchoscopic PDT of lesion / laser therapy of lesion XaMv6