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Role of a biomedical laser specialist
Author(s): William G. Janssen
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Paper Abstract

As hospitals acquire a greater variety of laser systems and related instrumentation, many institutions are realizing the benefits of having an in-house biomedical laser specialist. The responsibilities of this specialized position may include: assisting laser procedures and research projects, operating and maintaining laser instrumentation, acting as medical laser safety officer, developing training and education programs, and directing hospital laser programs. This paper will describe the training and education profile of a biomedical laser/electro-optic specialist. The benefit of their expertise to a hospital laser program will be discussed as it relates to: increased laser utilization, greater laser safety awareness, lower maintenance costs, and research and educational projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1650, Medical Lasers and Systems, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137510
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William G. Janssen, Abbott Northwestern Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1650:
Medical Lasers and Systems
David M. Harris; Stuart D. Harman, Editor(s)

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