1 February 1994 Laser effects in nonpigmented versus pigmented tissues using FiberTomeTM, Nd:YAG, and KTP
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Proceedings Volume 2077, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168047
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Abstract
This study evaluated the effects of the FiberTomeTM (10, 20, 30 W), conventional Nd:YAG (10, 20, 30 W), and KTP (5, 10, 15 W) surgical laser systems, with respect to pigmented and nonpigmented tissues. The cutting width, cutting depth, and thermal damages were measured on the skin and liver of farmer pigs. The results show that there was no significant difference in the cutting width and depth, for nonpigmented versus pigmented tissues. KTP showed the most significant thermal damage reduction in pigmented tissue; 318 micrometers in nonpigmented vs 94 micrometers in pigmented tissue.
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Wendy J. Snyder, Wendy J. Snyder, Sandor G. Vari, Sandor G. Vari, Vani R. Pergadia, Vani R. Pergadia, Michael C. Fishbein, Michael C. Fishbein, Andrew B. Weiss, Andrew B. Weiss, J. Timothy Duffy, J. Timothy Duffy, Reem Thomas, Reem Thomas, Wei-Qiang Shi, Wei-Qiang Shi, Stephen M. Fry, Stephen M. Fry, Warren S. Grundfest, Warren S. Grundfest, } "Laser effects in nonpigmented versus pigmented tissues using FiberTomeTM, Nd:YAG, and KTP", Proc. SPIE 2077, Laser Interaction with Hard and Soft Tissue, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168047; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168047
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