Microjet dispensing of fluids in biomedical laser procedure

Donald J. Hayes, David B. Wallace, Charles J. Arcoria, Ken E. Bartels, Massoud Motamedi, Douglas Ott, Christopher J. Frederickson

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Abstract

A method to modify laser-tissue interactions by microdispensing fluid onto tissues during laser procedures is described. Miniature piezoelectric MicroJets are used to dispense the fluid. Mounted adjacent to laser fiber tips, these jets can dispense individual drops of fluid onto the tissue interactively, between successive laser shots. The fluid drops modify laser impact in various ways. The present paper describes studies in which photoabsorptive fluid (dye) is used to enhance the absorption of the laser energy in dental and in medical orthopedic laser ablation procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherASME
Pages425-426
Number of pages2
Volume29
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1995Jul 2 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA
Period6/28/957/2/95

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Hayes, D. J., Wallace, D. B., Arcoria, C. J., Bartels, K. E., Motamedi, M., Ott, D., & Frederickson, C. J. (1995). Microjet dispensing of fluids in biomedical laser procedure. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED (Vol. 29, pp. 425-426). ASME.