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Smart Ho:YAG laser lithotriptor using optical correlation
Author(s): Jahja O. Kokaj; Mustafa A. Marafi; Yacob Makdisi; Kuldip S. Bhatia; K. J. Mathew; Nebi Caka; Rexhep Hasani
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Paper Abstract

Ultra fast imaging and destruction of the gall bladder stone is performed using Ho:YAG laser. A laser guided approach for lithotropsy is proposed. The correlation output peak is introduced as a feedback signal for firing the laser pulse for stone destruction and 'discrimination' of the tissue image so that the risk of damaging and perforation of the tissue is reduced. A system constituted by correlation of ballistic images and fluorescent signals is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3386, Optical Pattern Recognition IX, (23 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304776
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Jahja O. Kokaj, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
Mustafa A. Marafi, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
Yacob Makdisi, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
Kuldip S. Bhatia, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
K. J. Mathew, Kuwait Univ. (Kuwait)
Nebi Caka, Univ. of Kosovo (Serbia)
Rexhep Hasani, Univ. of Kosovo (Serbia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3386:
Optical Pattern Recognition IX
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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