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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 31:2735 (2002) Cryogen Spray Cooling Efficiency: Improvement of Port
 

Summary: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 31:27­35 (2002)
Cryogen Spray Cooling Efficiency: Improvement of Port
Wine Stain Laser Therapy Through Multiple-Intermittent
Cryogen Spurts and Laser Pulses
Guillermo Aguilar, PhD,1,2
* Sergio H. DiŽaz, PhD,2
Enrique J. Lavernia, PhD,1,3
and J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
1,2
1
Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, California 92697
2
Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, California 92612
3
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Irvine, California 92697
Background and Objectives: Cryogen spray cooling
(CSC) is used to minimize the risk of epidermal damage
during laser treatment of port wine stain (PWS) birth-
marks. Unfortunately, CSC may not provide the necessary
protection for patients with high concentrations of epider-

  

Source: Aguilar, Guillermo - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Riverside

 

Collections: Engineering