Laser thermal ablation.

Abstract

Continuous wave and pulsed laser ablation of tissue is described as an explosive event. A subsurface temperature maximum and superheated tissue produce high pressures that eject fragments from the tissue. Decreased water content due to dehydration and vaporization decreases thermal conductivity which reduces heat conduction. Also, a decrease in water… (More)

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@article{Welch1991LaserTA, title={Laser thermal ablation.}, author={Ashley J. Welch and M. Edward Motamedi and Soroush Rastegar and Gerald L. LeCarpentier and D H J Jansen}, journal={Photochemistry and photobiology}, year={1991}, volume={53 6}, pages={815-23} }