17 May 1996 Investigation of the optimal parameters for laser treatment of leg telangiectasia using the Monte Carlo method
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Treatment of leg telangiectasia with a pulsed laser is investigated theoretically. The Monte Carlo method is used to calculate light propagation and absorption in the epidermis, dermis and the ectatic blood vessel. Calculations are made for different diameters and depths of the vessel in the dermis. In addition, the scattering and the absorption coefficients of the dermis are varied. On the basis of the considered damage model it is found that for vessels with diameters between 0.3 mm and 0.5 mm wavelengths about 600 nm are optimal to achieve selective photothermolysis.
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Alwin Kienle, Raimund Hibst, "Investigation of the optimal parameters for laser treatment of leg telangiectasia using the Monte Carlo method", Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.240011
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