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Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue

Welch, Ashley J., van Gemert, Martin JC (Eds.)

2nd ed. 2011, XIII, 958p.

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  • Presents theory and models for light propagation in tissue
  • Covers the response of tissue to absorbed laser light Includes the use of reflectance and fluorescence for measurement of optical properties and for diagnostics
  • Describes dynamic changes in the optical and thermal properties of tissue during laser irradiation
  • Provides methods for measurement of thermal properties

The second edition of 'Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue' maintains the standard of excellence established in the first edition, while adjusting the content to reflect changes in tissue optics and medical applications since 1995.

The material concerning light propagation now contains new chapters devoted to electromagnetic theory for coherent light. The material concerning thermal laser-tissue interactions contains a new chapter on pulse ablation of tissue. The medical applications section now includes several new chapters on Optical Coherent Tomography, acoustic imaging, molecular imaging, forensic optics and nerve stimulation. A detailed overview is provided of the optical and thermal response of tissue to laser irradiation along with diagnostic and therapeutic examples including fiber optics. Sufficient theory is included in the book so that it is suitable for a one or two semester graduate or for senior elective courses. Material covered includes:
1. light propagation and diagnostic application;
2. the thermal response of tissue and therapeutic application;
3. denaturation;
4. ablation.

The theory and applications provide researchers with sufficient detail that this volume will become the primary reference for laser-tissue interactions and medical applications.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biomedical

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Physics

Table of contents 

1. Overview of Optical and Thermal Laser-Tissue Interaction and Nomenclature; A.J. Welch and M.J.C. van Gemert 2. Basic Interactions of Light with Tissue; J. T. Walsh 3. Definitions and Overview of Tissue Optics; A.J. Welch, M.J.C. van Gemert and W. Star 4. Polarized Light: Electrodynamic Fundamentals; J. Ricka and M. Frenz 5. Monte Carlo Modeling of Light Transport in Tissue (Steady State and Time of Flight); S.L. Jacques 6. Diffusion Theory of Light Transport; W. Star 7. From Electrodynamics to Monte Carlo Simulations; J. Ricka and M. Frenz 8. Measurement of Ex Vivo and In Vivo Tissue Optical Properties: Methods and Theories; A. Kim and B.C. Wilson 9. Dynamic Changes in Optical Properties; J.K. Barton 10. Laser Generated Heat Transfer; K.R. Diller 11. Temperature Measurements; J.A. Pearce, J. Valvano and S. Emelianov 12. Tissue Thermal Properties and Perfusion; J. Valvano 13. Thermal Damage and Rate Processes in Biologic Tissues; S. Thomsen and J.A. Pearce 14. Pulsed Laser Ablation of Soft Biological Tissues; A. Vogel and V. Venugopalan 15. Pulsed Laser Tissue Interaction; J.T. Walsh, A.G.J.M van Leeuwen, E. Duco Jansen, M. Motamedi and A.J. Welch 16. Introduction to Medical Applications; A.J. Welch and M.J.C. van Gemert 17. Optical Fiber Sensors for Biomedical Applications; L.Cl. Chin, W.M. Whelan and I.A. Vitkin 18. Optical Coherence Tomograpy; D.J. Faber and A.G.J.M van Leeuwen 19. Photoacoustic Tomography; L.V. Wang 20. Steady State Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnosis; A. Mahadevan-Jansen and S. Gebhart 21. Molecular Imaging using Fluorescence and Bioluminescence to Reveal Tissue Response to Laser-mediated Thermal Injury; M.A. Mackanos, E. Duco Jansen and C.H. Contag 22. The Optics of Bruising; L. Lyngsnes Randeberg, B. Skallerud, N.E.I. Langlois, O.A. Haugen and L.O. Svaasand 23. Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stains; B. Majaron and J.S. Nelson 24. Infrared Nerve Stimulation: A Novel Therapeutic Laser Modality; J.D. Wells, J.M. Cayce, A. Mahadevan-Jansen, P.E. Konrad and E. Duco Jansen 25. Summary and Future; R.R. Anderson

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