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LASERS IN MEDICINE - A REVIEW

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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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Abstract

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
ID Code:1291
Deposited By:Professor George Kernohan
Deposited On:16 Mar 2011 15:07
Last Modified:13 Apr 2011 12:02

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