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Title: Effect of skin tumor properties on laser penetration
Authors: Karsten, AE
Singh, A
Keywords: Skin layers
Skin tumor properties
Laser treatment
Light penetration modeling
Dosimetry
Skin tumor
Healthy dermis
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: SPIE- Optical Society of America
Citation: Karsten, AE and Singh, A. 2009. Effect of skin tumor properties on laser penetration. European Conferences on Biomedical Optics (ECBO 2009), Munich, Germany, 14-18 June 2009, pp 1-6
Abstract: Computer modeling can be a valuable tool to determine the absorption of laser light in different skin layers. For this study, the optical properties of three different skin tumors were used in the model to evaluate the effect on penetration depth into the skin. Comparison between the healthy dermis and the skin tumors indicated that up to 28 % more laser light is absorbed in the healthy dermis than in the tumor tissue. This has implications on the laser dose applied to the skin for treatment.
Description: Copyright: 2009 SPIE-OSA. Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions IV, edited by Ronald Sroka, Lothar D. Lilge, Proceedings of SPIE-OSA Biomedical Optics, SPIE Vol. 7373, (737316)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3669
ISBN: 9780819476494
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