Accession Number:

ADA315113

Title:

Research on Human Skin Injury Thresholds for Pulsed Carbon Dioxide Lasers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1996-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

These experiments made use of pulsed carbon dioxide lasers to irradiate the flexor side skin of peoples forearms. Observations were made of the occurrence rate of cutaneous erythema and the appearance times for erythema. Cutaneous erythema occurrence rates and irradiation doses present linear relationships. When doses are large, cutaneous erythema occurrence rates are high. When irradiation doses are low, erythema occurrence rates are low. MRD5O irradiation dosage was obtained as approximately 0.4Jcm2.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE