Lasers for Medical Applications

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this important book summarizes international achievements in the field of laser applications in medicine in the past 50 years.

Author: Helena Jelínková

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780857097545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

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Lasers have a wide and growing range of applications in medicine. Lasers for Medical Applications summarises the wealth of recent research on the principles, technologies and application of lasers in diagnostics, therapy and surgery. Part one gives an overview of the use of lasers in medicine, key principles of lasers and radiation interactions with tissue. To understand the wide diversity and therefore the large possible choice of these devices for a specific diagnosis or treatment, the respective types of the laser (solid state, gas, dye, and semiconductor) are reviewed in part two. Part three describes diagnostic laser methods, for example optical coherence tomography, spectroscopy, optical biopsy, and time-resolved fluorescence polarization spectroscopy. Those methods help doctors to refine the scope of involvement of the particular body part or, for example, to specify the extent of a tumor. Part four concentrates on the therapeutic applications of laser radiation in particular branches of medicine, including ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, urology, gynecology, otorhinolaryngology (ORL), neurology, dentistry, orthopaedic surgery and cancer therapy, as well as laser coatings of implants. The final chapter includes the safety precautions with which the staff working with laser instruments must be familiar. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this important book summarizes international achievements in the field of laser applications in medicine in the past 50 years. It provides a valuable contribution to laser medicine by outstanding experts in medicine and engineering. Describes the interaction of laser light with tissue Reviews every type of laser used in medicine: solid state, gas, dye and semiconductor Describes the use of lasers for diagnostics

Medical Applications of Lasers

After surveying the current developments taking place in the field of medical applications of lasers, it was considered appropriate to bring together these efforts of international research scientists and experts into one volume.

Author: D.R. Vij

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461509295

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 375

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A careful review of the literature covering various aspects of applications of lasers in science and technology reveals that lasers are being applied very widely throughout the entire gamut of physical medicine. After surveying the current developments taking place in the field of medical applications of lasers, it was considered appropriate to bring together these efforts of international research scientists and experts into one volume. It is with this aim that the editors have prepared this volume which brings current research and recent developments to the attention of a wide spectrum of readership associated with hospitals, medical institutions and universities world wide, including also the medical instrument industry. Both teachers and students in the medical faculties will especially find this compendium quite useful. This book is comprised of eleven chapters. All of the important medical applications of lasers are featured. The editors have made every effort that individual chapters are self-contained and written by experts. Emphasis has been placed on straight and simple presentation of the subject matter so that even the new entrants into the field will find the book of value.

Medical Applications of Lasers

Both teachers and students in the medical faculties will especially find this compendium quite useful. This book is comprised of eleven chapters. All of the important medical applications of lasers are featured.

Author: D.R. Vij

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792376625

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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A careful review of the literature covering various aspects of applications of lasers in science and technology reveals that lasers are being applied very widely throughout the entire gamut of physical medicine. After surveying the current developments taking place in the field of medical applications of lasers, it was considered appropriate to bring together these efforts of international research scientists and experts into one volume. It is with this aim that the editors have prepared this volume which brings current research and recent developments to the attention of a wide spectrum of readership associated with hospitals, medical institutions and universities world wide, including also the medical instrument industry. Both teachers and students in the medical faculties will especially find this compendium quite useful. This book is comprised of eleven chapters. All of the important medical applications of lasers are featured. The editors have made every effort that individual chapters are self-contained and written by experts. Emphasis has been placed on straight and simple presentation of the subject matter so that even the new entrants into the field will find the book of value.

Proceedings of Medical Applications of Lasers

The mechanisms of laser destruction of enamel and dentin are classified and the models of correspondent processes are considered . ... Perhaps it will become the beginning of one of the most numerous applications of lasers in medicine .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034828932

Category: Lasers in medicine

Page: 588

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Medical Lasers and Their Safe Use

This text was designed for the physicians, nurses, technical personnel, and staff members of medical facilities using lasers for surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic purposes.

Author: David H. Sliney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461392543

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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This text was designed for the physicians, nurses, technical personnel, and staff members of medical facilities using lasers for surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic purposes. The objective is to provide an understanding of the potential health and safety hazards associated with the use of medical laser systems and the precautions needed to use them safely. To do this, it is necessary to have an awareness of applicable standargs and regula tions that apply to laser use. This book is not intended as a substitute for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z-136. 3, "Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities," but to facilitate its implementation as well as the implementation of the many other related regulations and guidelines that are pertinent. These other regulations include the Medical Device Amendments to the Food and Drug Act, the Federal Laser Product Performance Standards issued under the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act, and applicable regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The text is organized to provide first an overview of laser hazards, laser surgical applications, and laser biological effects. General safety control measures and safety standards are then presented. Because laser tech nology is rapidly evolving, these general guidelines will allow safe use of new laser systems as they become available. Finally, specific safety guide lines and precautions are provided for specialized laser applications in the different health care specialties.

Medical Applications of Lasers

Chichester , 1988 Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery : Lake Buena Vista , Florida , May Arch . Orthop . ... Oshiro T. , Calderhead R. G. : " Low Level Laser Therapy , A practcal for Laser Applications in Medicine , Monduzzi Editore ...

Author: Kazuhiko Atsumi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0819413534

Category:

Page: 444

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Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine

Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine: Dental and Medical Applications provides detailed explanations of when lasers can be of use how to use them across a range of medical disciplines.

Author: Keyvan Nouri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319762203

Category: Medical

Page: 241

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Along with its sister dermatologic volume, this comprehensive textbook of laser technology covers the use of lasers in cardiac procedures, control of intraocular pressure, urological procedures, neurological use, dentistry, gynaecology and surgical applications. Chapters are formatted in an easy to follow format with clear concise sections with bulleted summaries to highlight key points. Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine: Dental and Medical Applications provides detailed explanations of when lasers can be of use how to use them across a range of medical disciplines. Clinically relevant examples are provided along with relevant images and summary boxes to highlight key points. It therefore provides a critical resource on the applications and use of lasers across medicine for both the trainee and trained clinician.

Industrial Applications of Lasers

We finally describe some of the regulatory standards for laser safety. We shall not describe medical applications of lasers. Although such applications, which include treatment of diabetic retinopathy, attachment of ...

Author: John F. Ready

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008050860X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 599

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A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition takes the reader through laser fundamentals, unusual properties of laser light, types of practical lasers available, and commonly used accessory equipment. The book also applies this information to existing and developing applications. Current uses of lasers, including laser welding and cutting, electronic fabrication techniques, lightwave communications, laser-based applications in alignment, surveying, and metrology are all covered as well as discussing the potential for future applications such as all-optical computers,remote environmental monitoring, and laser-assisted thermonuclear fusion. Explains basic laser fundamentals as well as emphasizing how lasers are used for real applications in industry Describes the importance of laser safety Discusses potentially important future applications such as remote environmental monitoring Includes rare expert lore and opinion

Laser Applications in Medicine and Biology

In the intervening years since the publication of Volume I, the develop ment of new uses for the various types of lasers has proceeded at a rate more rapid than even the most fanciful dreamers envisioned.

Author: Myron Wolbarsht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461573254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

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In the intervening years since the publication of Volume I, the develop ment of new uses for the various types of lasers has proceeded at a rate more rapid than even the most fanciful dreamers envisioned. Of course, the main effort has been on the laser itself-new wavelengths, shorter and longer time domains for pulses, increases in power, and, most important, greater reliability. In its first stage the laser was described as a solution in search of a problem. The production of holograms was one problem whose solution seemed to involve large number of lasers. However that proposal had its own difficulties, for the hologram itself was described as a solution searching for a problem. But all of that now is a chapter from ancient history . On the current scene the laser is used in industrial pro duction lines, as a classroom item at all levels of education, and in com mercial usage such that the public is generally exposed to the laser devices themselves. Trial runs have been made, e. g. , of laser-based supermarket checkout devices and as commercial exploitation of this item begins, cer tainly many more similar adaptations will follow. However, the shift in emphasis from research usage of lasers to de velopment and production has been relative rather than absolute. The use of the laser in research has not lessened; rather it has grown at as fast a pace. Yet a similar trend is seen there also.

Laser Spectroscopy

Here time - resolved Raman spectroscopy and X- ray diffraction with femtosecond laser - produced brilliant X - ray sources are powerful tools that are more and more applied to molecular biology . 15.5 Medical Applications of Laser ...

Author: Wolfgang Demtröder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540652256

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1012

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Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and applications, this new edition of the standard reference and graduate text on laser spectroscopy has been completely revised and expanded. While the general concept is unchanged, the new edition features a broad array of new material, e.g., frequency doubling in external cavities, reliable cw-parametric oscillators, tunable narrow-band UV sources, more sensitive detection techniques, tunable femtosecond and sub-femtosecond lasers (X-ray region and the attosecond range), control of atomic and molecular excitations, frequency combs able to synchronize independent femtosecond lasers, coherent matter waves, and still more applications in chemical analysis, medical diagnostics, and engineering.