Lasers in medicine



Have you read our recent themed web collection on ‘Lasers in Medicine’? Guest Edited by Franz Trautinger the collection is available online now.


‘Since its invention in the 1960s the technology of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (laser) has become essential to all areas within the photochemical and photobiological sciences. In photomedicine its use is manifold, in routine patient care as well as in clinical and experimental research, and continuing innovation is driven by the steady development of new laser sources and application devices. This virtual themed issue provides a selection of reviews and research articles on practical and conceptual aspects of the use of lasers in medicine written and compiled to attract the interest of a community of readers hopefully as broad as the topics covered.

Franz Trautinger’


A selection of the articles in the collection:

Depth resolved label-free multimodal optical imaging platform to study morpho-molecular composition of tissue
Marco Andreana, Ryan Sentosa, Mikael T. Erkkilä, Wolfgang Drexler and Angelika Unterhuber
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 997-1008
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00410B, Paper

Photobiomodulation: lasers vs. light emitting diodes?
Vladimir Heiskanen and Michael R. Hamblin
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 1003-1017
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00176F, Perspective

Examining tumor modulating effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Felipe Martins Silveira, Mariana de Pauli Paglioni, Márcia Martins Marques, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Cesar Augusto Migliorati, Praveen Arany and Manoela Domingues Martins
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1621-1637
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00120D, Perspective

Reflectance confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of pigmented macules of the face: differential diagnosis and margin definition
Francesca Farnetani, Marco Manfredini, Johanna Chester, Silvana Ciardo, Salvador Gonzalez and Giovanni Pellacani
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 963-969
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00525G, Perspective

Laser assisted tattoo removal – state of the art and new developments
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 349-358
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00416A, Paper


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