Summary and Future
Throughout this book, authors have described the optical and thermal response of tissue to laser irradiation. Much of it has been based upon linear analysis; that is, if the irradiance is increased by a factor of k, then fluence rate, rate of heat generation, and temperature rise increase by the same factor of k. Obviously, many medical applications of lasers involve nonlinear processes and hence parameters that do not remain constant during a diagnostic or treatment procedure.
KeywordsFluence Rate Port Wine Stain Real Tissue Photon Density Wave Light Dosimetry
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