Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue

  • Ashley J. Welch
  • Martin J. C. Van Gemert

Part of the Lasers, Photonics, and Electro-Optics book series (LPEO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Overview of Optical and Thermal Laser-Tissue Interaction and Nomenclature

    1. A. J. Welch, Martin J. C. Van Gemert
      Pages 1-12
  3. Tissue Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. A. J. Welch, Martin J. C. van Gemert, Willem M. Star, Brian C. Wilson
      Pages 15-46
    3. Martin J. C. van Gemert, A. J. Welch, Willem M. Star
      Pages 47-72
    4. Steven L. Jacques, Lihong Wang
      Pages 73-100
    5. Scott A. Prahl
      Pages 101-129
    6. Willem M. Star
      Pages 131-206
    7. Steven L. Jacques, Lihong Wang, Andreas H. Hielscher
      Pages 305-332
  4. Thermal Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Chun-Sing Orr, Robert C. Eberhart
      Pages 367-384
    3. Johann Roider, Reginald Birngruber
      Pages 385-409
    4. Martin J. C. Van Gemert, A. J. Welch
      Pages 411-443
    5. Jonathan W. Valvano
      Pages 445-488
    6. Jonathan W. Valvano, John Pearce
      Pages 489-534
    7. I. Alex Vitkin, Brian C. Wilson, R. R. Anderson
      Pages 535-560
    8. John Pearce, Sharon Thomsen
      Pages 561-606
  5. Medical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 607-607
    2. A. J. Welch, Martin J. C. Van Gemert
      Pages 609-618
    3. Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Cornelius Borst
      Pages 619-666
    4. Rebecca Richards-Kortum
      Pages 667-707
    5. Ton G. Van Leeuwen, E. Duco Jansen, Massoud Motamedi, Cornelius Borst, A. J. Welch
      Pages 709-763
    6. Lars O. Svaasand
      Pages 765-787
    7. Martin J. C. Van Gemert, A. J. Welch, John W. Pickering, Oon Tian Tan
      Pages 789-829
    8. Wai-Fung Cheong, R. J. Crilly, J. R. Spears
      Pages 831-863
    9. A. J. Welch, Martin J. C. van Gemert
      Pages 903-912
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 913-925

About this book


In this text, scientists provide a detailed description of the physical events that occur when light interacts with tissue. Their work emphasizes the optical response of tissue during treatment procedures or diagnostic applications of laser light. Supported by numerous illustrations, chapters present methods for estimating tissue optical properties from measurements of reflection and transmission in addition to methods for measuring temperature, thermal properties and rate constants. A discussion on the applications of optical and thermal tissue interactions to various medical problems is included.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ashley J. Welch
    • 1
  • Martin J. C. Van Gemert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Laser CenterAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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