In the past decade, the application of lasers in surgery and medicine has increased dramatically. Recent advances in technology and procedures have brought many changes to the field and created a need for an authoritative, focused reference that both reviews the basic principles of laser medicine and provides detailed coverage of specific applications in various surgical subspecialties.
Laser Surgery and Medicine: Principles and Practice assembles work from a diverse group of leading clinicians to offer a comprehensive, integrated survey of the current status and latest innovations in the biomedical uses of lasers. The text comprises papers originally published in the distinguished journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and covers such general topics as laser safety, laser welding of tissue, and photodynamic therapy, in addition to targeting nine distinct specialty areas. Chapters addressing surgical specialties feature high-quality illustra tions showing the finer points of essential techniques, as well as reports on current clinical trials, new therapeutic procedures, and relevant aspects of laser biophysics, bioengineering, and photobiology.
This book covers the latest laser applications in the following specialties:
* Cardiovascular medicine
Laser Surgery and Medicine: Principles and Practice is a timely, practical resource designed to provide detailed explanations of equipment and procedures that will satisfy the needs of practitioners in specialized disciplines and serve as a well-rounded overview of the field. An indispensable resource for all clinicians who perform laser procedures, it is also a must for basic scientists and engineers who want to keep up with the latest in biomedical laser applications.
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