This handbook is intended for the advanced specialist and for the practitioner interested in the application of lasers in medicine. It provides state-of-the art summaries of all available medical laser systems and the indications for their clinical use. The first part introduces basic laser physics, including laser-tissue interactions as well as technical equipment and particular techniques developed for medical use in connection with laser. The second part of the text covers all areas of laser application in medicine presented by senior specialists from different countries, each having extensive practical experience.
Basics: Laser Physics; Laser Types; Effects of Laser Radiation on Biological Tissue; Technical Basics of Medical Systems; Principles of Laser Application in Medicine; Areas of Application: Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Angiology,Laser Treatment in Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, Urology, Orthopaedics, Cardiosurgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Dermatology, Urology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Gynecology; Laser in Diagnostics; Laser Safety in Medicin;