Electrosurgery With Cellular Precision

  title={Electrosurgery With Cellular Precision},
  author={Daniel V. Palanker and Alexander Vankov and Philip Huie},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
Electrosurgery, one of the most-often used surgical tools, Is a robust but somewhat crude technology that has changed surprisingly little since its invention almost a century ago. Continuous radiofrequency is still used for tissue cutting, with thermal damage extending to hundreds of micrometers. In contrast, lasers developed 70 years later, have been constantly perfected, and the laser-tissue interactions explored in great detail, which has allowed tissue ablation with cellular precision in… 

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