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Dynamics of tissue reflectance and transmittance during laser irradiation
Author(s): Wei-Chiang Lin; Massoud Motamedi; Ashley J. Welch
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Paper Abstract

We have studied dynamic changes in optical properties of various tissues during argon and pulse Nd:YAG laser irradiation while monitoring tissue surface temperature. High power laser radiation induces reversible and/or irreversible changes in the optical behavior of the tissue. Reversible changes in diffuse reflectance and total transmittance can be as much as 15% and 20% of initial values, respectively. We are currently investigating the mechanism responsible for the observed reversible changes.

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Date Published: 17 August 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2134, Laser-Tissue Interaction V; and Ultraviolet Radiation Hazards, (17 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.182947
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Wei-Chiang Lin, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch and Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Massoud Motamedi, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch (United States)
Ashley J. Welch, Univ. of Texas/Austin (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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