Laser medicine

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CW rhodamine dye laser emitting near 590 nm, one typically used in early medical laser systems.
Laser 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 consists in the use of lasers in medical diagnosis, treatments, or therapies, such as laser photodynamic therapy.[1]

Lasers[edit]

Lasers used in medicine include in principle any type of laser, but especially:

Applications in medicine[edit]

Medical areas that employ lasers include:

See also[edit]

Media related to Laser medicine at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duarte F. J.; Hillman, L.W. (1990). Dye Laser Principles, with Applications. Boston: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-222700-X. 
  2. ^ Polanyi, T.G. (1970). "A CO2 Laser for Surgical Research". Med. & Biol. Engng. 8: 541–548. doi:10.1007/bf02478228. 
  3. ^ "Soft-Tissue Laser Surgery - CO2 Surgical Laser - LightScalpel". LightScalpel. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  4. ^ 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. doi:10.1002/lsm.1900140407. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Costela A, Garcia-Moreno I, Gomez C (2016). "Medical Applications of Organic Dye Lasers". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 293–313. ISBN 9781482261066. 
  6. ^ a b c Popov S (2016). "Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 263–292. ISBN 9781482261066. 
  7. ^ a b Duarte FJ (2016). "Broadly Tunable External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 203–241. ISBN 9781482261066. 
  8. ^ Duarte, Francisco Javier Eastman Kodak Company (Sep 28, 1988), Two-laser therapy and diagnosis device, retrieved 2016-04-18 
  9. ^ Goldman L (1990). "Dye Lasers in Medicine". In Duarte FJ; Hillman LM. Dye Laser Principles. Boston: Academic Press. pp. 419–32. ISBN 0-12-222700-X. 
  10. ^ a b Carroll FE (2008). "Pulsed, Tunable, Monochromatic X-rays: Medical and Non-Medical Applications". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (2nd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 281–310. ISBN 1-4200-6009-0. 
  11. ^ Orr BJ; Haub J G; He Y; White RT (2016). "Spectroscopic Applications of Pulsed Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (3rd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 17–142. ISBN 9781482261066. 
  12. ^ Thomas JL, Rudolph W (2008). "Biological Microscopy with Ultrashort Laser Pulses". In Duarte FJ. Tunable Laser Applications (2nd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 245–80. ISBN 1-4200-6009-0. 
  13. ^ "A comparative study of internal laser-assisted and conventional liposuction: a look at the influence of drugs and major surgery on laboratory postoperative values.". Drug Des Devel Ther. 7: 1195–200. Oct 2013. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S50828. PMID 24143076. 
  14. ^ Jelinkova H, ed. (2013). Lasers for Medical Applications: Diagnostics, Therapy, and Surgery. Oxford: Woodhead. ISBN 978 0 85709 237 3.