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Thermal Effects On Biological Tissues Irradiated By A CO2 Laser
Author(s): L. Baldassarre; V. A. Martucci; L. Nitti
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Paper Abstract

The temperature increases in biological tissues irradiated by a C.W. CO2 laser beam have been calculated through the classical heat equation. The temperature behaviours, as a function either of the spatial coordinates or of the irradiation time, are obtained and they are confirmed by preliminary experimental results. The energy penetration into the biological medium, due to the thermal diffusivity, is pointed out and a simple relationship between the superficial and the depth coordinates, relatively to the same isotherm, has been found.

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Date Published: 29 May 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0211, Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine, (29 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958341
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L. Baldassarre, Institute di Fisica dell'Universita (Italy)
V. A. Martucci, Institute di Fisica dell'Universita (Italy)
L. Nitti, Institute di Fisica dell'Universita (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0211:
Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine
Michel H. Grosmann; Patrick Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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