Accession Number:

AD0669610

Title:

CO2 LASER INDUCED SKIN LESIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1968-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Depilated skin of white pigs was exposed to different exposure time- irradiance combinations using CO2 laser radiation 10.6 microns. The lesions produced ranged from a mild erythema to partial tissue coagulation. The probability of producing a particular grade of lesion was then established for power densities within the range of 0.69-13.6 wattssq. cm and exposure times of 0.2 to 40 sec. Data obtained are adequate to establish laser safety standards. A relatively simple model is discussed that describes the exposure parameters to produce threshold skin lesions.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE