TITLE

Excimer lasers in cardiovascular surgery: Ablation products and photoacoustic spectrum of the arterial wall

AUTHOR(S)
Singleton, D. L.; Paraskevopoulos, G.; Jolly, G. S.; Irwin, R. S.; McKenney, D. J.; Nip, W. S.; Farrell, E. M.; Higginson, L. A. J.
PUB. DATE
March 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/31/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 13, p878
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Photoacoustic spectra of normal artery wall and of atherosclerotic plaque are reported. Threshold fluences for ablative formation of gaseous products for each excimer laser line were calculated from the photoacoustic spectrum and the measured threshold for the KrF laser.
ACCESSION #
9819423

 

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