Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Laser technology in the cost of health care
Author(s): John A. Parrish
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Laser and optical technology could greatly benefit health care during the 1990s. The present understanding of laser-tissue interactions and rapidly developing technological capabilities suggest a wide range of possibilities. The intention is to make medical care and surgery safer, faster, less invasive, and less expensive. Long in-patient procedures may become brief, out-patient procedures; presendy impossible procedures may become possible. These were previously fantasies, then goals, and now, expectations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195441
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Parrish, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Wellman labs. of Photomedicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2307:
Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care
Warren S. Grundfest, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top