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Silver Halide Fibers For Surgical Applications Of CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser
Author(s): Dov Gal; Michael Eldar; Refael Valden; Alexander Batler; Henry N. Neufeld; Edith Gaton; Moshe Volman; Solange Akselrod; Arie Levite; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Carbon dioxide laser energy was used for the dissolution of atheromatous plaques. Delivery system was based on a AgCl:AgBr fiber which was inserted in a loose teflon tube. The system was used to vaporize human plaques in vitro as well as blocked human arteries which were transplanted in dogs. Preliminary results indicate that a system based on a CO2 laser and an infrared transmitting fiber may be useful in cardiology.

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Date Published: 24 October 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0494, Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications, (24 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943912
Show Author Affiliations
Dov Gal, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Michael Eldar, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Refael Valden, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Alexander Batler, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Henry N. Neufeld, Chaim Sheba Medical Center (Israel)
Edith Gaton, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Moshe Volman, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Solange Akselrod, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Arie Levite, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0494:
Novel Optical Fiber Techniques for Medical Applications
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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