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Objective methods in evaluating low-level laser therapy results
Author(s): Ciprian Antipa; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Ruxandra Pascu; Elena Ionescu
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Paper Abstract

A short review about the elementary processes which characterize the laser beam interaction with the tissues, of interest in low level laser therapy is made. Author's comments about the spreading of the laser radiation within the tissue, function of the modal structure and other parameters are presented. Author's proposals about the evaluation of the low level laser therapy results are reported, based on their experience in the clinical treatment of some diseases using low energy laser beams emitted in red and near infrared. Particular comments are introduced about the use of electromyography (EMG), electroneurography (ENG) and cutaneous ultrasound (US) in connection with the objective measurement of the results obtained in the treatment with low energy/power laser beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4606, Laser Florence 2000: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (23 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446709
Show Author Affiliations
Ciprian Antipa, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)
Mihail-Lucian Pascu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)
Ruxandra Pascu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila (Romania)
Elena Ionescu, Coltea Clinical Hospital (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4606:
Laser Florence 2000: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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