Laser medicine

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CW rhodamine dye laser emitting near 590 nm, one typically used in early medical laser systems.
Laser radiation being delivered, via a fiber, for photodynamic therapy to treat cancer.
A 40 watt CO2 laser with applications in ENT, gynecology, dermatology, oral surgery, and podiatry

Laser medicine consists in the use of lasers in medical diagnosis, treatments, or therapies, such as laser photodynamic therapy,[1] photorejuvenation, and laser surgery.


Lasers used in medicine include in principle any type of laser, but especially:

Applications in medicine

Examples of procedures, practices, devices, and specialties where lasers are utilized include:

See also



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  2. Polanyi, T.G. (1970). "A CO2 Laser for Surgical Research". Med. & Biol. Engng. 8: 541–548. doi:10.1007/bf02478228.
  3. "Soft-Tissue Laser Surgery - CO2 Surgical Laser - LightScalpel". LightScalpel. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  4. Loevschall, Henrik (1994). "Effect of low level diode laser irradiation of human oral mucosa fibroblasts in vitro". Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 14 (4): 347–354. doi:10.1002/lsm.1900140407.
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  8. Duarte, Francisco Javier (Sep 28, 1988), Two-laser therapy and diagnosis device, EP0284330A1, retrieved 2016-04-18
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  10. Przylipiak AF, Galicka E, Donejko M, Niczyporuk M, Przylipiak J (Oct 2013). "A comparative study of internal laser-assisted and conventional liposuction: a look at the influence of drugs and major surgery on laboratory postoperative values". Drug Des Devel Ther. 7: 1195–200. doi:10.2147/DDDT.S50828. PMC 3798112. PMID 24143076.

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