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Investigation of thermal effects caused by interaction of laser radiation with soft tissues
Author(s): Mariusz Kastek; Tadeusz Piatkowski; Henryk Polakowski; Andrzej Zajac
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Paper Abstract

Effective laser welding of biological tissues require strict temperature control over the entire process, because the allowed temperature margin is 2K around the tissue-specific coagulation temperature. The paper presents the results of the research concerning laser tissue welding, using continuous wave laser diode, including the description of a test stand and conducted experiments. The influence of energetic and time parameters of a laser beam on the observed thermal effects is discussed and the application of fast thermal camera for the monitoring of tissue welding process is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8354, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV, 83540W (18 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919282
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Mariusz Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Piatkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Henryk Polakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Zajac, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8354:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV
Douglas Burleigh; Gregory R. Stockton, Editor(s)

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