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The role of laser technologies in medicine and surgery
Author(s): Shimon Gabay
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the three most important subjects in medical applications of lasers; the laser-tissue interaction mechanism, the laser parameters, and the beam delivery system. For the first one, the thermal and non-thermal interactions and their role will be presented. The laser parameters, such as; wavelength, mode of operation (CW or pulsed), pulse duration and other relevant techniques will be highlighted and their matching to the specific application will be discussed. Finally, the transport of the laser beam to the targeted tissue through articulated arms and fiber optic cables will be compared and discussed. The optical processing of the beam, at the hand piece end, to focusing, collimating, defocusing and scanning will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.584391
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Shimon Gabay, DGS Laser in Medicine Technologies (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5610:
Laser Florence 2003: 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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