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Therapeutic Applications Of Lasers
Author(s): J. M. Brunetaud; S. Mordon; J. Bourez; L. Mosquet; Y. Moschetto
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Paper Abstract

I- Applications Of Thermal Effects-Most therapeutic applications of laser derivate from thermal effects. When the laser beam is focused on a small area, it warms up the tissues which retract (coagulation); if the heating is more intense, tissues may be vaporized. Coagulation is used either to destroy small tumors or to stop an hemorrhage (hemostasis); in the latter case, the thermal retraction will induce the closing of the vessel lumen which secondly will be obstructed by a blood clot (thrombosis).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935641
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Brunetaud, Hopital Regional (France)
S. Mordon, Centre de technologie biomedicale (France)
J. Bourez, Hopital Regional (France)
L. Mosquet, Hopital Regional (France)
Y. Moschetto, Centre de technologie biomedicale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0405:
Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field
Didier Boucher, Editor(s)

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