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Controlled light delivery for laser angiosurgery

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10 Author(s)
Cothren, R. ; Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Kittrell, C. ; Hayes, G. ; Willett, R.
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Controlled delivery of light is necessary for the precise removal of tissue in laser angiosurgery. We describe an optical fiber laser catheter incorporating a transparent, protective optical shield which provides such control. Tissue removal data characterizing the performance of the device are presented.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )