Laser medicine

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CW rhodamine dye laser emitting near 590 nm, one typically used in early medical laser systems.
Radiation being delivered, via a fiber, for photodynamic therapy to treat cancer.
A 40 watt CO2 laser with applications in ENT, gynecology, dermatology, oral surgery, and podiatry

Laser medicine is the use of various types of lasers in medical diagnosis, treatment, or therapy. Types of lasers used in medicine include in principle any laser design, but especially:

Medical areas that employ lasers include:


See also[edit]

Media related to Laser medicine at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Loevschall, Henrik (1994). "Effect of low level diode laser irradiation of human oral mucosa fibroblasts in vitro". Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 14 (4): 347–354. 
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