Thermal Modeling in Biological Tissues

  • Reginald Birngruber
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 34)


Almost all therapeutic laser applications are of a thermal nature, i.e. the therapeutic effect due to laser impact is caused by a thermal denaturation and/or inactivation of proteins and enzymes. A knowledge of the kinetics of thermal denaturation (see Chap. 1) is therefore of great importance for a better understanding of the coagulation process and for making a prediction of the degree of a thermal lesion possible.


Biological Tissue Pigment Epithelium Thermal Modelling Thermal Denaturation Heat Conduction Equation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reginald Birngruber
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  1. 1.Abt für Angewandte OptikGesellschaft für Strahlen- und Umweltforschung mbHNeuherbergGermany

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