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Spatial distribution of plume and particulate debris during laser tissue ablation
Author(s): Thomas H. Meier; Bernd Treffler; Lothar W. Weber
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Paper Abstract

Laser plume and particulate debris distribution during laser ablation of tissue can vary strongly depending on laser type and laser parameters. Investigations were made by means of particle flow visualization and particle density monitoring for both cw- and pulsed lasers. It turns out that the dynamics of fine dust particles are quite different from those of larger particles consisting of aggregates of cell fragments or complete cells. Consequences for the design of plume suction units and other safety means are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2323, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II, (18 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.199244
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Thomas H. Meier, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Bernd Treffler, Univ. Ulm (Germany)
Lothar W. Weber, Univ. Ulm (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2323:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue II
Hans Joerg Albrecht; Guy P. Delacretaz; Thomas H. Meier; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Martin J. C. van Gemert, Editor(s)

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