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Study Of The Thermal Effect Of A CO2 Scanning Therapeutic Laser In Tissues
Author(s): M Chevalier; E Guibelalde; E Vano
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Paper Abstract

The increases in temperature of the tissues at different depths produced by a laser irra diation are the main effects used as a therapeutic agent. On the other hand the usual powers of the medical lasers (about 10 W) could expose the patients to risks (in the skin). That is why, it is necessary to estimate previously the increases in temperature which the treatment will produce. Due to the high temperature gradients the experimental measurements are not easy to take. Thus, we have considered it very interesting to present a relatively simple and quick method to determine the temperature distributions. In it, we have taken into account the cha racteristics of both the laser beam and the geometry of the irradiation area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0658, Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications, (15 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938528
Show Author Affiliations
M Chevalier, Universidad Complutense (Spain)
E Guibelalde, Universidad Complutense (Spain)
E Vano, Universidad Complutense (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0658:
Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications
Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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