Porcine skin ED50 damage thresholds for 2,000 nm laser irradiation.

@article{Chen2005PorcineSE,
  title={Porcine skin ED50 damage thresholds for 2,000 nm laser irradiation.},
  author={Bo Chen and Daniel C O'Dell and Sharon L. Thomsen and Benjamin A. Rockwell and Ashley J. Welch},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={373-81}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To gain refinement in safe-exposure limits, indicated by the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) limits, the minimum visible lesion thresholds for three spot sizes (5-15 mm) and four exposure durations (0.25-2.5 seconds) were determined for the skin at 2,000 nm continuous wave laser irradiation. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS A series of experiments were conducted in vivo on female Yucatan mini-pigs to determine the ED50 damage thresholds for 2,000 nm continuous… CONTINUE READING