Thermal and mechanical events leading to the onset of laser ablation in tissue

S. Rastegar, G. L. LeCarpentier, Massoud Motamedi, A. J. Welch

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Abstract

Laser ablation of biological tissue is associated with the occurrence of a peak temperature below the surface which can result in a rise in subsurface pressure and explosive tearing of tissue at the onset of ablation. Results are presented of surface temperature histories and fast video scan of porcine aorta irradiated by an argon laser at various powers. These results contain indicative signals of some of the processes associated with the onset of ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages135-136
Number of pages2
Volume126
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 10 1989Dec 15 1989

Other

OtherPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period12/10/8912/15/89

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Rastegar, S., LeCarpentier, G. L., Motamedi, M., & Welch, A. J. (1989). Thermal and mechanical events leading to the onset of laser ablation in tissue. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD (Vol. 126, pp. 135-136). Publ by ASME.