Research Letter

The use of lasers in medicine

P. Roux
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 13, No 1 | a578 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v13i1.578 | © 1994 P. Roux | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 July 1994 | Published: 09 July 1994

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P. Roux,, South Africa

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Abstract

The acronym laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. The basic principles by which light energy from a laser is generated is discussed briefly. The different types of lasers are mentioned. The diagnostic and therapeutic uses of lasers in medicine are discussed in greater detail.

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