The thermal response of laser irradiated tissue

  title={The thermal response of laser irradiated tissue},
  author={A. Welch},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics},
  • A. Welch
  • Published 1984 in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
The extent of thermal destruction of tissue by visible and near-infrared lasers is governed by heat deposition in the tissue, heat transfer, and temperature-dependent rate reactions. Often the thermal response has been analyzed by linear models with constant coefficients that presume exponential absorption of the laser irradiation with depth. However, for weakly absorbing tissues, light scattering dominates the optical properties. These properties may be altered by thermal damage of the tissue… CONTINUE READING


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