Laser-Tissue Interactions

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Markolf H. Niemz

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics Series book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 265-304

About this book


This book provides a thorough description of the fundamentals and applications in this field. Basic concepts such as the optical and thermal properties of tissue, the various types of tissue ablation, and optical breakdown and its related effects are treated in detail. Special attention is given to mathematical tools (Monte Carlo simulations, the Kubelka--Munk theory etc.) and approved techniques (photodynamic therapy, laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy etc.). The part on applications reviews clinically relevant methods in modern medicine using the latest references. The last chapter covers today's standards of laser safety, with a careful selection of essential guidelines published by the Laser Institute of America. Numerous research photographs, illustrations, tables and comprehensive summaries make this book a useful guide for graduate students, scientists, and medical practitioners.


Laser medicine Laser techniques Medical Physics biomedical optics laser medicine optics safety simulation spectroscopy tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • Markolf H. Niemz
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinikum MannheimUniversität HeidelbergMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04719-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04717-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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