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Title: Excimer laser phototherapy for the dissolution of vascular obstruction

Abstract

Removal of abnormal human tissue with reduced thermal damage is achieved by selecting a laser having a wavelength in the order of 290 to 400 nm, orienting a laser-transmitting glass member toward the abnormal tissue and directing the laser through the glass member at power densities, pulse rates, and times sufficient to cause multiphoton absorption and bond breaking by Coulomb repulsion rather than thermal destruction. 2 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6266803
Application Number:
ON: TI85006004
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; SURGERY; EXCIMER LASERS; BLOOD VESSELS; SURGICAL MATERIALS; TISSUES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; GAS LASERS; LASERS; MATERIALS; MEDICAL SUPPLIES; MEDICINE; ORGANS; 550600* - Medicine

Citation Formats

Gruen, D M, Young, C E, and Pellin, M J. Excimer laser phototherapy for the dissolution of vascular obstruction. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Gruen, D M, Young, C E, & Pellin, M J. Excimer laser phototherapy for the dissolution of vascular obstruction. United States.
Gruen, D M, Young, C E, and Pellin, M J. Mon . "Excimer laser phototherapy for the dissolution of vascular obstruction". United States.
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abstractNote = {Removal of abnormal human tissue with reduced thermal damage is achieved by selecting a laser having a wavelength in the order of 290 to 400 nm, orienting a laser-transmitting glass member toward the abnormal tissue and directing the laser through the glass member at power densities, pulse rates, and times sufficient to cause multiphoton absorption and bond breaking by Coulomb repulsion rather than thermal destruction. 2 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
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