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Laser Safety: Regulations, Standards and Practice Guidelines

  • Brienne D. Cressey
  • Ashley KeyesEmail author
  • Murad Alam
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Abstract

The use of lasers is routine in many medical specialties. In some cases, the particular benefit of lasers has made them desirable alternatives to conventional surgical instruments such as scalpels, electrosurgical units, cryosurgery probes, or microwave devices.

Keywords

Laser Laser safety Laser regulations Laser standards Laser guidelines Dermatologic lasers Medical lasers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNew York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell MedicineLincoln Medical CenterBronxUSA
  3. 3.Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgery, Feinberg School of MedicineNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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