Medical Applications

  • Winston E. Kock
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


We shall see that both fields, those of lasers and of holography, have found wide uses in medicine. Promising uses of lasers are found in such fields as ophthalmology (cataracts, retinal detachments), dentistry (enamel glazing, tooth contouring), and laser-beam surgery. However, it would appear that the most signficant medical applications are now found in the field of holography, with acoustic holographic techniques being in the forefront because of the earlier extensive use of conventional (sonar) ultrasonic imaging (a form of acoustic “x rays”) in medical diagnostics. We shall therefore review first the holographic applications.


Medical Application Spine Echo Zone Plate Ultrasonic Imaging NATO Advance Study Institute 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Winston E. Kock
    • 1
  1. 1.The Herman Schneider Laboratory of Basic and Applied Science ResearchUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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