Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine

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Arthur N. Chester, S. Martellucci, A.M. Verga Scheggi
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 320 pages
This volume contains the Proceedings of a two-week NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine", conducted from May 11 to 20, 1990 in Erice, Italy. This is the 15th annual course of the International School of Quantum Electronics (ISQE), organized under the auspices of the "Ettore Majorana" Center for Scientific Culture. The application of lasers to medicine and surgery has made amazing progress since the last ISQE Course on this subject in 1983. The present Proceedings give a tutorial introduction to today's most important areas, as well as a review of current results by leading researchers. Among the possible approaches to a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Laser Systems for Photobiology and Photomedicine, we chose to emphasize the scientific and technological aspects of advanced laser systems when applied to laboratory and clinical tests. Since it is the policy of the School to stress the advanced scientific and techn·ological achievements in the field of Quantum Electronics, the Course broadly covers performance already achieved and potential applications.
 

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Contents

Past Present and Future
4
Modelling and Measurements of Light Propagation in Tissue
13
Chemical Laser Interactions with Human Tissues 29
28
MidInfrared Laser Surgery
39
YAG Laser Applications in Surgery
53
First Experience with a Laser Clamp in Neurosurgery
67
The Efficiency of Laser Panretinal Photocoagulation for Diabetes
73
Effects of Visible Laser Radiation on Cultured Cells 89
87
A Review of PDT Dosimetry
165
Photodynamic Therapy Variation in Biological Activities of
173
A Comparison of Laser and ArcLamp Spectroscopic Systems
193
Experiments on Laser Mediated Photosensitization Preclinical
201
Laser Excited Fluorescence Lifetimes of Hematoporphyrin IX
212
Instrumentation for Photodynamic Therapy
229
Laser Holography as a Technique in Experimental Science
247
Laser Doppler Flow Measurement for the Evaluation of Cerebral
256

Medical Applications of Low Power Lasers in China
115
The Use of Low Level Laser Biostimulation for the Treatment
128
Photodynamic Therapy 139
137
Clinical Aspects 149
148
Targets and Mechanisms of Action Associated with Laser Mediated
157
Phototoxicity Concerns
273
Room Installation
285
European and Italian
293
Index
303
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