Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue

  • Ashley J. Welch
  • Martin J.C. van Gemert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tissue Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashley J. Welch, Martin J.C. van Gemert
      Pages 3-11
    3. Joseph T. Walsh
      Pages 13-26
    4. Ashley J. Welch, Martin J.C. van Gemert, Willem M. Star
      Pages 27-64
    5. Jaro Rička, Martin Frenz
      Pages 65-108
    6. Willem M. Star
      Pages 145-201
    7. Jaro Rička, Martin Frenz
      Pages 203-266
    8. Jennifer K. Barton
      Pages 321-349
  3. Thermal Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Kenneth R. Diller
      Pages 353-397
    3. John A. Pearce, Jonathan W. Valvano, Stanislav Emelianov
      Pages 399-453
    4. Jonathan W. Valvano
      Pages 455-485
    5. Sharon Thomsen, John A. Pearce
      Pages 487-549
    6. Alfred Vogel, Vasan Venugopalan
      Pages 551-615
    7. Joseph T. Walsh, Ton G. van Leeuwen, E. Duco Jansen, Massoud Motamedi, Ashley J. Welch
      Pages 617-649
  4. Medical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 651-651
    2. Ashley J. Welch, Martin J.C. van Gemert
      Pages 653-659
    3. Lee C.L. Chin, William M. Whelan, I. Alex Vitkin
      Pages 661-712
    4. Dirk J. Faber, Ton G. van Leeuwen
      Pages 713-741
    5. Lihong V. Wang
      Pages 743-760
    6. Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Steven C. Gebhart
      Pages 761-798
    7. Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg, Bjørn Skallerud, Neil E.I. Langlois, Olav Anton Haugen, Lars Othar Svaasand
      Pages 825-858
    8. Boris Majaron, J. Stuart Nelson
      Pages 859-913
    9. Jonathon D. Wells, Jonathan M. Cayce, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Peter E. Konrad, E. Duco Jansen
      Pages 915-939
    10. R. Rox Anderson
      Pages 941-946
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 947-958

About this book


The second edition of 'Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue' maintains the standard of excellence established in the first edition, while adjusting the content to reflect changes in tissue optics and medical applications since 1995.

The material concerning light propagation now contains new chapters devoted to electromagnetic theory for coherent light. The material concerning thermal laser-tissue interactions contains a new chapter on pulse ablation of tissue. The medical applications section now includes several new chapters on Optical Coherent Tomography, acoustic imaging, molecular imaging, forensic optics and nerve stimulation. A detailed overview is provided of the optical and thermal response of tissue to laser irradiation along with diagnostic and therapeutic examples including fiber optics. Sufficient theory is included in the book so that it is suitable for a one or two semester graduate or for senior elective courses. Material covered includes:
1. light propagation and diagnostic application;
2. the thermal response of tissue and therapeutic application;
3. denaturation;
4. ablation.

The theory and applications provide researchers with sufficient detail that this volume will become the primary reference for laser-tissue interactions and medical applications.



Editors and affiliations

  • Ashley J. Welch
    • 1
  • Martin J.C. van Gemert
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas, AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Academic Medical Centre, Laser CentreUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

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