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Laser effects in nonpigmented versus pigmented tissues using FiberTomeTM, Nd:YAG, and KTP
Author(s): Wendy J. Snyder; Sandor G. Vari M.D.; Vani R. Pergadia; Michael C. Fishbein M.D.; Andrew B. Weiss; J. Timothy Duffy; Reem Thomas; Wei-Qiang Shi; Stephen M. Fry; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.
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Paper Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of the FiberTomeTM (10, 20, 30 W), conventional Nd:YAG (10, 20, 30 W), and KTP (5, 10, 15 W) surgical laser systems, with respect to pigmented and nonpigmented tissues. The cutting width, cutting depth, and thermal damages were measured on the skin and liver of farmer pigs. The results show that there was no significant difference in the cutting width and depth, for nonpigmented versus pigmented tissues. KTP showed the most significant thermal damage reduction in pigmented tissue; 318 micrometers in nonpigmented vs 94 micrometers in pigmented tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2077, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168047
Show Author Affiliations
Wendy J. Snyder, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Sandor G. Vari M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Vani R. Pergadia, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michael C. Fishbein M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Andrew B. Weiss, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
J. Timothy Duffy, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Reem Thomas, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Wei-Qiang Shi, Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)
Stephen M. Fry, Strategic Business Development, Inc. (United States)
Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2077:
Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue
Martin J. C. van Gemert; Rudolf W. Steiner; Lars Othar Svaasand; Hansjoerg Albrecht, Editor(s)

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