Accession Number:

AD0735714

Title:

Millisecond Exposure of Porcine Skin to Simulated CO2 Laser Radiation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY FORT KNOX

Report Date:

1971-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

To approximate the absorption of CO2 laser radiant energy by skin and the subsequent distribution of thermal energy in this tissue, the skin was painted with a thin layer of India ink and exposed to ruby laser radiation. The resulting lesions were examined and graded both visually and histologically. The median effective dose for minimal erythema was determined to be 0.8 joulessq cm for an exposure time of 3.5 msec. Histologically measured depth of damage was determined for doses up to 2.8 joulessq cm. It is concluded that the simulated experimental conditions are valid only for doses less than 1.4 joulessq cm.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE