Accession Number : ADA298146

Title :   Biomedical Studies using Free Electron Laser and other Laser Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BAYLOR RESEARCH INST DALLAS TX

Personal Author(s) : Matthews, J. L.

PDF Url : ADA298146

Report Date : 03 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Baylor Research Institute, in collaboration with the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at U.T. Austin and the Dept. of Laser Science at UT-M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston evaluated potential uses for high peak power pulsed and continuous wave lasers and the free-electron lasers at Duke, Stanford, and Vanderbilt for medical use. Resulting developments for potential medical use include eradication of viruses in blood banking, development of photoproducts for use in treatment of AIDS and cancer, photochemicals for non-thermal tissue welding, devices to augment thermal welding, systems for cartilage repair, combined wavelength lasers for tissue hemostasis and ablation, and a new family of photochemicals for use in tracking tumors and with potential as bonding agents in material science. Basic knowledge of laser-tissue interactions was developed.

Descriptors :   *PEAK POWER, *FREE ELECTRON LASERS, *VIRUSES, *CANCER, *BLOOD BANKS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FREQUENCY, ABLATION, MATERIALS, NEOPLASMS, TRACKING, LASERS, MEDICINE, REPAIR, CHEMICAL AGENTS, BONDING, MEDICAL RESEARCH, BIOMEDICINE, WELDING, CARTILAGE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE