Erbium laser ablation of bone. Effect of water content

Jay Walsh*, D. Ashley Hill

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Er:YSGG laser ablation of fresh and oven-dried bone was quantified by measuring the mass lost during single pulse irradiation of tissue. The results indicate a statistically significant difference between the ablation of fresh and oven-dried bone. The difference is, however, not as great as would be expected from the difference in 2.78-μm absorption as measured using attenuated total reflectance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of Laser-Tissue Interaction II - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 21 1991Jan 23 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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