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Application of infrared focal plane arrays for temperature monitoring in laser surgery
Author(s): Chris R. Johnston; Thomas E. Milner; J. Stuart Nelson
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary analysis of the applicability of IR FPAs to monitor temperature changes during various laser therapies has been performed at the Beckman Laser Institute. Temperature measurements have been made implementing a high frame rate staring FPA. Extensive measurement of skin surface temperature during pulsed laser exposure of port wine stain was performed. Cursory experiments were performed on lung, teeth, and eye tissue during laser exposure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188654
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Chris R. Johnston, Amber Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Milner, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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