1 January 2001 Temperature distributions in laser-heated biological tissue with application to birthmark removal
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 6(1), (2001). doi:10.1117/1.1318217
Abstract
The time-dependent temperature distributions produced within thermally homogeneous media heated by a moving laser beam with Gaussian and uniform power density profiles are examined using a time-domain method based on Green’s functions. Regions of finite length, width, and depth within the medium having exponential power absorption are considered. The temperature distribution is written as a single integral with respect to time of simple functions and the resulting expressions have been used to model the heating of blood vessels for birthmark (port-wine stain) removal. The temperature distributions obtained are in good agreement with those produced using Monte Carlo optical and finite difference thermal models.
Michael Karl Loze, Christopher David Wright, "Temperature distributions in laser-heated biological tissue with application to birthmark removal," Journal of Biomedical Optics 6(1), (1 January 2001). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1318217
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Skin

Blood

Blood vessels

Absorption

Tissue optics

Laser tissue interaction

Signal attenuation

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