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TitleApplied Laser Medicine [electronic resource] / edited by H.-Peter Berlien, Gerhard J. Mรผller
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XII, 740 p. online resource


The history of laser applications in medicine starts alยญ In the early 1990s a concerted action program most with the invention of the laser itself. sponsored by the European Commission was carried out in Europe for the dissemination of the safe use of It was only a few months after Maiman's invention lasers in medicine, and in 1996 a similar program was when this new high-intensity light source was used for medical applications. Light as a therapeutic tool developed with Russia. It was this German--Russian had long been used in medicine, especially in ophยญ cooperation that led to a Russian version of the Gerยญ thalmology and dermatology. Therefore, these disciยญ man original loose-leaf handbook. The editors realยญ plines were the first to take advantage of this new tool. ized an ever-growing demand for an English version of this handbook, too. Therefore, the editors are very Although the early results were not as promising as grateful to the Springer publishing house for supportยญ expected, a new field for medical diagnosis and treatยญ ment had been defined. Most of the difficulties in the ing the English edition of the German original


Part1 Basics -- I-1 Basic Physics -- I-2 Basic Physics of Lasers -- I-3 Action Mechanisms of Laser Radiation in Biological Tissues -- I-4 Technical Basics of Medical Laser Systems -- II Principles of Laser Application in Medicine -- II-1 The Laserโ{128}{153}s Position in Medicine -- II-2 Fundamentals of Nd: YAG Laser Applications -- II-3 Additional Equipment -- II-4 Therapeutic Guidelines -- II-5 Laser-Induced Thermotherapy (LITT),Basics -- II-6 Basics of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) -- III Areas of Application -- III-1 Laser Stereotaxy -- III-2 Laser Applications in Ophthalmology -- III-3 Dental Laser Applications: Periodontal Treatment and Intra-Oral Surgery -- ENT -- III-5 Laser Treatment in Gastroenterology -- III-6 Angiology -- III-7 Laser Treatments in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology -- III-8 Laser Treatment in Urology -- III-9 Laser Application in Orthopaedic Medicine -- III-10 Laser Applications in Pulmology and Thoracic Surgery -- III-11 Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization -- III-12 Laser in General Surgery -- III-13 Open and Endoscopic Laser Treatment in Paediatrics -- III-14 Laser Applications in Gynaecology -- III-15 Laser Applications in Diagnostics -- IV Laser Safety in Medicine -- IV Laser Safety in Medicine -- IV-1Guidelines for Safe Clinical Laser Applications -- Subject-Index

Medicine Dermatology Angiology Plastic surgery Physics Medicine & Public Health Medicine/Public Health general Physics general Plastic Surgery Dermatology Angiology


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