Accession Number : ADA302841

Title :   Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Feb 87-31 Jan 91,

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN

Personal Author(s) : Werkhaven, Jay A. ; Ossoff, Robert H. ; Harris, David

PDF Url : ADA302841

Report Date : 31 JAN 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The optical laser was first developed in 1960. Among the first medical applications for lasers was the dermatologic application of this Ruby laser in 1964. Since that time, the application of lasers in medical and surgical uses has grown quite extensively. Within the field of otolaryngology, Jako began his pioneering work in 1967 with the use of the Carbon Dioxide laser for laryngeal applications. Also in 1967, Sataloff reported the first applications of Neodymium and Ruby lasers for otosclerosis. The acceptance of lasers within the field of otolaryngology has progressed to the point now, that the American Board of Otolaryngology recommends that each residency program provide residents with experience and instruction in safety and use of, at a minimum, the Carbon Dioxide laser. The list of types of lasers in routine use within the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is growing daily with a partial list that includes the Carbon Dioxide, Argon, ND:YAG, KTP and Flash Lamp or Argon Pumped Dye Lasers.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *RUBY LASERS, *OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, FREQUENCY, LASER PUMPING, YTTRIUM ALUMINUM GARNET, TUNABLE LASERS, X RAYS, MEDICINE, FAR INFRARED RADIATION, INFRARED LASERS, FREE ELECTRON LASERS, LASER APPLICATIONS, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, DYE LASERS, CARBON DIOXIDE, NEODYMIUM, SURGERY, ARGON, ARGON LASERS, EXCIMERS, NEAR INFRARED RADIATION, ACCEPTABILITY, CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION, ERBIUM, LARYNX, FLASH LAMPS, HOLMIUM, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, NECK(ANATOMY), OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, DERMATOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Lasers and Masers

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