12 December 2003 Biocompatible metallic stent for medical therapy
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Proceedings Volume 5287, Laser Florence 2002: A Window on the Laser Medicine World; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.544874
Event: Laser Florence 2002: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 2002, Florence, Italy
Abstract
In the stent theory for the medical applications, especially in coronary heart disease, the metallic stent of high quality demands the ability for precision micromaterial processing. It possesses an inherent advantage of adequate radio opacity. This paper describes the current status as well as fabrication of such metallic stent of length 20 mm and dia. 2.1 mm with an annular tube thickness of 0.2 mm, by using the short pulse Nd-YAG laser. Fine structures with slit width of 0.1 mm and pitch better than 0.2 mm are created with sharpness and low roughness in the cut surface. Some features of the reduced heat affected zone and dross removal process of the cut surfaces are also discussed.
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Yash P. Kathuria, "Biocompatible metallic stent for medical therapy", Proc. SPIE 5287, Laser Florence 2002: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.544874; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.544874
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