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Therapeutic Applications Of Argon Laser
Author(s): J. M. Brunetaud; L. Mosquet; S. Mordon; G. Rotteleur
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Paper Abstract

Argon laser has a C.W. emission and emits several lines between 487 and 544 nm. This radiation is well absorbed by living tissue and especially where there are red pigments (hemoglobin, myoglobin) or black pigments (melanine). Therapeutic applications mainly use thermal effects. By varying the parameters, (optic power, size of exposed area, exposure time) ; one can obtain a coagulation (maximal tissular temperature 60° - 80°) or a vaporization (temperature over 100°). Section occures when the vaporized area is very thin (below 0.5 mm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935653
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Brunetaud, C.H.R. (France)
L. Mosquet, C.H.R. (France)
S. Mordon, S.C.N. (France)
G. Rotteleur, C.H.R. (France)


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

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