GIBSON, KF and Kernohan, George (1993) LASERS IN MEDICINE - A REVIEW. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY, 17 (2). pp. 51-57. [Journal article]
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Laser systems permit very high energy radiation of a single wavelength to be focused on a tiny spot, and have found application in many areas of engineering. They are also currently used in many branches of medicine. The fields reviewed here are ophthalmology, gynaecology, dermatology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and physiotherapy. Lasers which are in wide use for medical applications include argon, YAG and carbon dioxide types. In many areas, lasers have been found to be more effective than conventional treatment Methods with advantages including less blood loss, more accurate removal of unwanted tissue, shorter operating time and less PostoPerative pain. It is expected that the next decade will see the laser as an everyday tool in many more medical applications.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research|
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
|Deposited By:||Professor George Kernohan|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2011 15:07|
|Last Modified:||13 Apr 2011 12:02|
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