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Experimental Study of Nd:YAG laser volatilization
Author(s): Claire Beacco; Serge R. Mordon; Jean Marc Brunetaud
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Paper Abstract

Laser volatilization is a thermal process used for surgical incision and tumoral ablation. This experimental study was carried out with a view to quantify this thermal effect in terms of mass loss and temperature evolution. Three steps have been characterized during tissue removal: they are coagulation, water vaporization and combustion. This study has shown that each effect corresponds to a specific slope on mass loss and temperature evolution curves versus fluence. Those experiments allowed the identification of coefficients of volatilization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1882, Laser-Tissue Interaction IV, (7 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147673
Show Author Affiliations
Claire Beacco, INSERM (France)
Serge R. Mordon, INSERM (France)
Jean Marc Brunetaud, INSERM (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1882:
Laser-Tissue Interaction IV
Steven L. Jacques; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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