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Laser-Tissue Interactions

Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Niemz, Markolf

  • Third, enlarged edition of classic 2003 text
  • New end-of-chapter exercises provide readers with the opportunity to check their understanding of key concepts and techniques
  • Numerous research photographs, illustrations, tables and comprehensive summaries make this book a useful guide
  • Covers today's standards of laser safety, with a careful selection of essential guidelines published by the Laser Institute of America
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About this Textbook

This book has become the standard textbook and reference guide to an important and rapidly growing field. It provides a thorough description of the fundamentals and applications of modern laser medicine, discussing in detail the “basics” such as optical and thermal properties of tissue, various types of hard and soft tissue ablation, optical breakdown and its related effects. Special attention is paid to mathematical tools (Monte Carlo simulations, Kubelka–Munk theory) and tried-and-trusted techniques (photobiomodulation, photodynamic therapy, laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy, and more). In turn, the application section reviews clinically relevant methods in modern laser treatment, while the last chapter covers today’s standards for laser safety, with a careful selection of essential guidelines published by the Laser Institute of America. Each chapter closes with a set of problems (and solutions), allowing readers to test their acquired knowledge. 

This fourth edition has undergone major revisions and updating to reflect the latest developments and references. Major improvements include 60 color illustrations, a review of the various LASIK techniques in ophthalmology, and a discussion of laser applications in endodontics and implantology. The chapters addressing lasers in ophthalmology, dentistry, urology and dermatology/cosmetics have all been extensively revised and updated. 

Its wealth of research photographs, illustrations, tables and comprehensive summaries make this book an essential guide for graduate students, scientists and medical practitioners alike. 


About the authors

Markolf H. Niemz is a full professor of biomedical engineering at Heidelberg University, the oldest university in Germany founded in 1386. He studied physics and bioengineering at Heidelberg University and the University of California at San Diego. He also was a research fellow at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School. Niemz is the author of several original papers on laser-tissue interactions. His research focuses on ultrashort laser pulses and their applications in ophthalmology and dentistry.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11917-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
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Hardcover ca. $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • Due: August 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11916-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Laser-Tissue Interactions
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11917-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11916-4
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
X, 300
Number of Illustrations
150 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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