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Partitioning-of-energy model for laser ablation of tissue
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical model is presented to account for the experimental observation that infrared tissue ablation is optimized by the use of wavelengths near the amide II band of proteins. The model recognizes the partitioned absorption of IR photons between protein and water due to overlapping spectral features along with the dynamics of biopolymers, the loss of mechanical integrity in proteins, and the explosive role played by the vaporization of water. The theoretical foundation for this model can be found in previous accounts of thermal confinement, multicomponent models, and selective photothermolysis.

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Date Published: 17 August 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2134, Laser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards, (17 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182929
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Glenn S. Edwards, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Jerri A. Tribble, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
J. Bruce Johnson, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2134:
Laser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards
Steven L. Jacques; David H. Sliney; Michael Belkin M.D., Editor(s)

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