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Does comprehension of laser therapy in Portwine stains require biology in addition to physics?
Author(s): Martin J. C. van Gemert
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Paper Abstract

Available information on the clinical response of portwine stains to laser irradiation raises the question whether simple physics is adequate to suggest an optimal treat- ment protocol. This paper reviews previous assumptions that led to the millisecond, 577 nm dye laser as the laser of choice to treat portwine stains. Reconsideration of some of these assumptions suggests that a wavelength of about 590 rim may be bet- ter, in agreement with recent clinical findings which indicate that 585 nm is the opti- mum wavelength for treatment.

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Date Published: 10 January 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10305, Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology, 103050E (10 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.2283595
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Martin J. C. van Gemert, Academic Medical Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10305:
Dosimetry of Laser Radiation in Medicine and Biology
Gerhard J. Mueller; David H. Sliney; Roy F. Potter, Editor(s)

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