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208: Lasers and applications in Medicine 

 

Lasers and applications in Medicine  

 

Faculty

Prof. Stelios Couris

Content

Basic characteristics of epidermis, Types of LASERs (Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Argon-Krypton ion, Helium-Neon, Helium-Cadmium, Hydrogen fluoride, Excimer, Copper/Gold vapour, Ruby, Neodymium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet, Erbium: YAG, Holmium: YAG, Titanium-Sapphire, Alexandrite, Dye, Diode, Free electron LASERs), LASER-tissue interactions and models, Ablation, Photo-thermal processes, Photochemical reactions, Bio-stimulation & wound healing, Interaction mechanisms, Spatial & Temporal profiles, LASER applications, LASER delivery, LASER safety.

 

Objectives

To introduce the principles of LASER production, expose the variety of LASER types and discuss the matters of their application, delivery and safety measures needed.