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    Lasers in Medicine

    ISBN-10: 0849311462
    ISBN-13: 9780849311468
    Author(s): Ashley J. Welch, Douglas Wyman, Thomas P. Coohill, George Pettit, Sune Svanberg
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    Publisher: CRC Press LLC
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 352
    Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.848
    Language: English

    Basics of Lasers
    Laser Principles
    Laser Materials
    Pump Sources
    Resonators
    Major Types of Lasers
    Medical Lasers
    Measuring Laser Power
    Focusing Laser Energy
    Basics of Fiber Optics
    Optical Materials
    The Future of Medical Lasers and Fiber Optics
    References
    Optical and Thermal Response of Tissue to Laser Radiation
    Introduction
    The Optical Response Of Tissue
    Thermal Response
    Summary
    References
    Dosimetry and Thermal Monitoring
    Introduction
    Optical Dosimetry
    Thermal Dosimetry
    Radiologic Imaging Methods
    Summary
    References
    Uses and Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Cells and Tissues
    Introduction to Ultraviolet Radiation
    A Division of the Ultraviolet for Photobiological Studies
    UV Sources
    Absorption of Ultraviolet
    Direct vs. Indirect Effects of UV
    Action Spectroscopy: Effect as a Function of lambda
    Effects of UV on Cells
    Complex Responses of Tissues
    Repair
    General Effects
    A Perfect Laser for UV Photobiological Studies
    Useful Review Texts
    References
    The Physics of Ultraviolet Laser Ablation
    Introduction
    Deposition of Ultraviolet Radiation in Organic Materials
    Target Decomposition
    The Ablation Plume
    Repetitive Irradiation
    References
    Tissue Diagnostics Using Lasers
    Introduction
    Light Interaction with Tissue
    Spectroscopic Diagnostics of Malignant Tumors
    Spectroscopic Diagnostics of Atherosclerotic Plaque
    Light Scattering and Tissue Transillumination
    Outlook
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Low-Power Laser Effects
    Introduction
    Primary and Secondary Mechanisms of the Action of Monochromatic Visible and Near Infrared Radiation on Cells
    Explanation of Controversies and Limitations of Low-Power Laser Effects on Cellular Level
    Clinical Applications of Low-Power Laser Effects
    Summary
    References
    Therapeutic and Diagnostic Application of Lasers in Ophthalmology
    Introduction
    Basic Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
    Transmission and Absorptive Properties of Ocular Tissues
    Photothermal Laser Applications
    Photodisruptive Laser Applications
    Photochemical Laser Applications: Photoablation and Photodynamic Therapy
    Diagnostic Laser Applications
    Summary
    Acknowledgments
    References
    Cardiovascular Applications of Lasers
    Introduction
    History
    Anatomy and Pathology
    Physics
    Angioplasty
    Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization (TMLR)
    Other Surgical Applications of Lasers in Cardiology
    Aids to Welding: Tissue Solders
    References
    Lasers in Photodynamic Therapy
    Introduction
    Tissue Optical Properties, Photobleaching, and Light Delivery Systems
    PHOTOFRIN PDT for Superficial Bladder Cancer
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in the Treatment of Endobronchial Lung Cancer
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in Gynecologic Malignancies
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in Head and Neck Cancer
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in Gastrointestinal Cancer
    PHOTOFRIN PDT for Intraoperative Abdominal or Thoracic PDT
    PHOTOFRIN for Intraoperative PDT in the Treatment of Intracranial Tumors
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in the Treatment of Ocular Cancer
    PHOTOFRIN PDT in the Treatment of Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Tumors
    New Photosensitizers for PDT
    Conclusions
    References
    Index

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