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Optimal power settings for Holmium:YAG lithotripsy.
PURPOSE We determined the optimal Ho:YAG lithotripsy power settings to achieve maximal fragmentation, minimal fragment size and minimal retropulsion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Stone phantoms wereExpand
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Depth-resolved blood oxygen saturation measurement by dual-wavelength photothermal (DWP) optical coherence tomography
Non-invasive depth-resolved measurement of hemoglobin oxygen saturation (SaO2) levels in discrete blood vessels may have implications for diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies. We introduceExpand
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Combined two-photon luminescence microscopy and OCT for macrophage detection in the hypercholesterolemic rabbit aorta using plasmonic gold nanorose.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The macrophage is an important early cellular marker related to risk of future rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. Two-channel two-photon luminescence (TPL) microscopyExpand
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Comparison of pulsed photothermal radiometry, optical coherence tomography and ultrasound for melanoma thickness measurement in PDMS tissue phantoms.
Melanoma accounts for 75% of all skin cancer deaths. Pulsed photothermal radiometry (PPTR), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound (US) are non-invasive imaging techniques that may be usedExpand
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Femtosecond laser lithotripsy: feasibility and ablation mechanism.
Light emitted from a femtosecond laser is capable of plasma-induced ablation of various materials. We tested the feasibility of utilizing femtosecond-pulsed laser radiation (lambda=800 nm, 140 fs,Expand
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Clinical evaluation of a non-ablative 1940 nm fractional laser.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Non-ablative fractional lasers cause little down-time, however, some patients want more noticeable results with fewer treatments. The 1940 nm wavelength matches one of theExpand
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Dual-wavelength multifrequency photothermal wave imaging combined with optical coherence tomography for macrophage and lipid detection in atherosclerotic plaques using gold nanoparticles.
The objective of this study was to assess the ability of combined photothermal wave (PTW) imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to detect, and further characterize the distribution ofExpand
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Deep subsurface cavities in skin utilizing mechanical optical clearing and femtosecond laser ablation.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES High precision subsurface ablation can be produced in transparent materials using femtosecond laser pulses and multiphoton absorption. Light scattering limits application ofExpand
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Comparison of fluoride and sapphire optical fibers for Er: YAG laser lithotripsy.
The long-pulse (200-350 micros) Holmium: YAG (Ho: YAG) laser (lambda = 2.12 microm) is used extensively in urology for laser lithotripsy. The long-pulse Erbium: YAG (Er: YAG) laser (lambda = 2.94Expand
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Nanorose and lipid detection in atherosclerotic plaque using dual-wavelength photothermal wave imaging
Atherosclerosis and specifically rupture of vulnerable plaques account for 23% of all deaths worldwide, far surpassing both infectious diseases and cancer. In atherosclerosis, macrophages canExpand
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