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Mechanisms Of Laser-Induced Stone Ablation
Author(s): Peter Teng; Norman S. Nishioka; R. Rox Anderson; Thomas F. Deutsch
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed-dye-laser fragmentation of biliary and urinary calculi is associated with a bright flash, an acoustic transient and material removal. Time-resolved spectroscopic studies of the flash have demonstrated the presence of a plasma when fragmentation occurs. A model is proposed in which the plasma absorbs the optical energy of the laser, and expands, and generates mechanical forces that fragment the stone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937334
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Peter Teng, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)
Norman S. Nishioka, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)
R. Rox Anderson, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)
Thomas F. Deutsch, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe; John A. Parrish, Editor(s)

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