INTERACTION OF LASER RADIATION WITH PLAQUE AND VESSEL WALL.

Massoud Motamedi, J. A. Pearce, J. W. Valvano, M. J C van Gemert, A. J. Welch, L. J. Hayes, G. Yoon

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Abstract

Effective laser angioplasty treatment requires melting or disintegration of plaque with no or minimal damage to the underlying vessel. To understand laser interaction with plaque deposits and vessel wall and optimize the treatment parameters, optical and thermal properties of plaque deposits and vessel wall are determined. Surface and subsurface temperature distributions are measured. Ablation front temperatures are determined and the effect of conducting medium and overall response of tissue is studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLIA (Laser Institute of America)
Place of PublicationToledo, OH, USA
PublisherLaser Inst of America
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
Volume43-48
ISBN (Print)0912035250
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Motamedi, M., Pearce, J. A., Valvano, J. W., van Gemert, M. J. C., Welch, A. J., Hayes, L. J., & Yoon, G. (1985). INTERACTION OF LASER RADIATION WITH PLAQUE AND VESSEL WALL. In LIA (Laser Institute of America) (Vol. 43-48, pp. 143-148). Laser Inst of America.