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Soft tissue cutting with a pulsed 30-Hz Er,Cr:YSGG laser
Author(s): Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu; Larry G. DeShazer; Lewis R. Eversole
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Paper Abstract

A pulsed erbium garnet laser (30 Hz at 2.78 micrometers ) was used to characterize cutting on various soft tissues. Bovine heart, porcine liver and chicken breast were cut, and the resultant craters cut were microscopically examined. The variation of crater depth with average power settings and number of pulses was studied in detail. The second part of the study was to evaluate the coagulation effect of the erbium laser on surgical cuts induced into mucosal soft tissues. Conclusions of this study will be provided from qualitative analysis of the histopathological data.

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Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2396, Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation, (1 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208414
Show Author Affiliations
Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu, BioLase Technology Inc. (United States)
Larry G. DeShazer, BioLase Technology Inc. (United States)
Lewis R. Eversole, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2396:
Biomedical Optoelectronic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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