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Tissue welding with 980-nm diode laser system: preliminary study for determination of optimal parameters
Author(s): Zeynep Dereli Korkut; Haşim Özgür Tabakoglu; Özgüncem Bozkulak; Ayla Aksoy Aksel; Murat Gulsoy
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Paper Abstract

In this study, tissue welding with 980-nm laser system, which is first-time in the literature, was performed. Hence, a preliminary study was done to determine optimal parameters for further studies. 1 cm long incisions done on the Wistar rat's dorsal skin were welded. Tissue welding with 980-nm wavelength depends on the degree of photothermal interaction. Thus, different power levels and exposure schedule were investigated. Dorsal sides of all animals were photographed from the date of surgery until they were sacrificed. The clinical examination - opening of wound and presence of infection - was noted. The rats did not show any abnormality on their health, behavior and nutrition manner. As a result, 980-nm diode laser was concluded to be a good candidate for tissue welding applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6078, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics II, 607811 (22 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645860
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Zeynep Dereli Korkut, Bogazici Univ. (Turkey)
Haşim Özgür Tabakoglu, Bogazici Univ. (Turkey)
Özgüncem Bozkulak, Bogazici Univ. (Turkey)
Ayla Aksoy Aksel, Bogazici Univ. (Turkey)
Murat Gulsoy, Bogazici Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6078:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics II
Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Reza S. Malek; Michael D. Lucroy; Henry Hirschberg; Brian Jet-Fei Wong; Eugene A. Trowers; Werner T.W. de Riese; Justus F. R. Ilgner; Steen J. Madsen; Lloyd P. Tate; Haishan Zeng; Guillermo J. Tearney; Bernard Choi, Editor(s)

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