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Mirror vs. the lens: What's the best for laser surgery?
Author(s): Michael Black
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Paper Abstract

Many surgical procedures today are performed with lasers. Most medical laser companies produce a variety of lasers units, such as C02, Nd:YAG, Erbium, Excimer, Argon, and others. Each radiates a unique wavelength of light for use in a range of surgical procedures. Many of these wavelengths lie outside the visible spectrum. To allow surgeons to target the invisible beam, medical lasers transmit a secondary, low-power, visible aiming beam coincident with the high-power treatment beam. The laser delivery system's most important characteristic is the precision with which the size arid location ofthe aiming beam coincide with the size and location ofthe treatment beam at the surgical site.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4609, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII, (17 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.441093
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Michael Black

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4609:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XII
Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Udayan K. Shah M.D.; David S. Robinson M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Nikiforos Kollias; Abraham Katzir; Timothy A. Woodward M.D.; Werner T.W. de Riese; George M. Peavy D.V.M.; Werner T.W. de Riese; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Michael D. Lucroy D.V.M.; Abraham Katzir; Nikiforos Kollias; Michael D. Lucroy D.V.M.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; David S. Robinson M.D.; Udayan K. Shah M.D.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Timothy A. Woodward M.D., Editor(s)

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