Measurement of the Laser Exposure Levels for Burn Threshold in Biological Tissue

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G. Laufer, H. Z. Joachims, I. Eliachar, D. Mordechovitz

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

J Biomech Eng 106(3), 283-284 (Aug 01, 1984) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138495 History: Received January 18, 1983; Revised December 01, 1983; Online June 15, 2009


Experiments for the evaluation of the laser energy density required to induce burn threshold in biological tissue are presented. The results are compared with a theoretical model. The values obtained for soft tissue are higher than the pain threshold and the safety standards for the maximum permissible exposure. This is due to the different nature of injury associated with the surgical process.

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