Laser medicine

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CW rhodamine dye laser emitting near 590 nm, one typically used in early medical laser systems.
Laser radiation being delivered, via a fiber, for photodynamic therapy to treat cancer.
A 40 watt CO2 laser with applications in ENT, gynecology, dermatology, oral surgery, and podiatry

Laser medicine consists in the use of lasers in medical diagnosis, treatments, or therapies, such as laser photodynamic therapy.[1]

Lasers

Lasers used in medicine include as principle any type or laser design, but especially:

Applications in medicine

Medical areas that employ lasers include:

See also

Media related to Laser medicine at Wikimedia Commons

References

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