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Oyaga Landa, F.J. ; Dean-Ben, X.L. ; de Espinosa, F.M.* ; Razansky, D.

Noncontact monitoring of incision depth in laser surgery with air-coupled ultrasound transducers.

Opt. Lett. 41, 2704-2707 (2016)
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Lack of haptic feedback during laser surgery makes it difficult to control the incision depth, leading to high risk of undesired tissue damage. Here, we present a new feedback sensing method that accomplishes noncontact real-time monitoring of laser ablation procedures by detecting shock waves emanating from the ablation spot with air-coupled transducers. Experiments in soft and hard tissue samples attained high reproducibility in real-time depth estimation of the laser-induced cuts. The advantages derived from the noncontact nature of the suggested monitoring approach are expected to advance the general applicability of laser-based surgeries.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Yag Laser; Shock-waves; Ablation; Tissue; Dynamics; Er
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0146-9592
e-ISSN 1539-4794
Zeitschrift Optics Letters
Quellenangaben Band: 41, Heft: 12, Seiten: 2704-2707 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Optical Society of America (OSA)
Verlagsort Washington
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed