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Laser technology in the cost of health care
Author(s): John A. Parrish M.D.
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Paper Abstract

Laser and optical technology could greatly benefit health care during the 1990s. The present understanding of laser-tissue interactions and rapidly developing technological capabilities suggest a wide range of possibilities. The intention is to make medical care and surgery safer, faster, less invasive, and less expensive. Long in-patient procedures may become brief, out-patient procedures; presendy impossible procedures may become possible. These were previously fantasies, then goals, and now, expectations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2307, Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care, (6 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.195441
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John A. Parrish M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Wellman labs. of Photomedicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2307:
Health Care Technology Policy I: The Role of Technology in the Cost of Health Care
Warren S. Grundfest M.D., Editor(s)

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