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Tissue Cutting And Drilling With The Hydrogen Fluoride Laser
Author(s): Geza J. Jaka; Howard K. Herman
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Paper Abstract

The effectiveness of the continuous wave hydrogen fluoride laser for cutting animal skin; skeletal and heart muscle; and liver tissue was tested. Histological studies demon strated that it is comparable to the CO2 laser in tissue cutting action. Importantly, the hydrogen fluoride laser can be delivereg through mid-infrared fiber optics, making it a potential tool for opthiamic applications, intravascular surgery, and for laser myocardial revascularization. It was not felt to be practical for general surgical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937340
Show Author Affiliations
Geza J. Jaka, Boston University School of Medicine (United States)
Howard K. Herman, Boston University School of Medicine (United States)


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

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