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Changes in collagen birefringence: a quantitative histologic marker of thermal damage in skin
Author(s): Sharon L. Thomsen M.D.; Wai-Fung Cheong; John Anthony Pearce
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Paper Abstract

Quantitative histologic markers of thermal damage in collagen include changes of intensity and color shifts of birefringent images and hyalinization of collagen fibers using transmission polarizing microscopy (TPM) and light microscopy (LM). These changes are seen in routinely prepared paraffin histologic sections stained with dyes readily available in most pathology and histology laboratories. The quantitative histologic markers of thermal damage have been used to map extent of thermal injury and promise to be useful for investigations of the mechanisms of photothermal laser-tissue interactions.

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Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1422, Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43938
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Sharon L. Thomsen M.D., Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Wai-Fung Cheong, Boston Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
John Anthony Pearce, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1422:
Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding
Oon Tian Tan M.D.; Rodney A. White M.D.; John V. White M.D., Editor(s)

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