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Investigation of the distribution of aerosols and VOC in plume produced during laser treatment under OR conditions
Author(s): Wolfgang Waesche; Hansjoerg Albrecht
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Paper Abstract

Information on pyrolysis products such as particle size distribution, concentration of plume aerosols and volatile organic compounds produced by laser treatment is required to evaluate the potential health hazards during treatment of biological tissue. In-vitro measurements and `in vivo' collection of samples were carried out for comparison. The concentration of pyrolysis products were determined for ENT and gynecological surgical laser treatments using a Nd:YAG laser and CO2 laser. In consideration of the ventilation systems, room volume and suction efficiency the concentration of volatile organic compounds were measured by means of a multisorbent sampler and a gas chromatography system coupled with a FTIR spectrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2624, Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics, (10 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.229563
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Wolfgang Waesche, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hansjoerg Albrecht, Laser-und Medizin-Technologie GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2624:
Laser-Tissue Interaction and Tissue Optics
Guy P. Delacretaz; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht; Thomas H. Meier, Editor(s)

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