Exogenous Chromophores for Laser Non-Surgical Photomedicine
Chromophores in tissue are important for use with lasers in the visible light range. Chromophores may be endogenous, as with melanin and hemoglobin or exogenous, induced into tissues. Exogenous chromophores are used primarily for diagnostics in laser non-surgical medicine. However, the same exogenous chromophores may be used in laser photosurgery as aid in the initial diagnostics. This chapter is limited to exogenous chromophores for laser photomedicine.
KeywordsNile Blue Interstitial Laser Laser Medicine Optical Phase Conjugation Laser Tissue Interaction
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