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Quantitative morphologic markers of laser thermal injury in cardiovascular tissue
Author(s): Sharon L. Thomsen
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Paper Abstract

Several quantitative histopathologic markers of thermal damage that relate to tissue temperature and heating duration have been described. When a point source of heat is used the histopathologic changes radiate from the heating site to form concentric zones of tissue injury that are separated by distinct boundaries. To be detected and measured some of these markers require survival after the heating event (in vivo heating) and an intact blood flow within the targeted organ. Other markers can be found in tissues heated in vitro as well as in vivo.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1878, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions III, (23 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146579
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Sharon L. Thomsen, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1878:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Interventions III
George S. Abela, Editor(s)

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