LIBS based Tissue Differentiation for Er:YAG Surgical Laser

Fanuel Mehari, Benjamin Lengenfelder, Robert Figura, Florian Klämpfl, Michael Schmidt

Abstract

The analytical technique laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is becoming an attractive technique in the field of medicine. One emerging application is the differentiation of biological tissues in real-time during laser surgery. This work attempts to further investigate the use of LIBS together with a surgical Er:YAG laser. The main goal here is to investigate the effect of body fluids as potential contaminants during LIBS based differentiation of soft tissues. Furthermore, the work attempts to exploit the use of the surgical laser as a cleaning laser and compares the effect when only the LIBS laser is used for tissue differentiation. The study shows that body fluids have a significant influence on the LIBS spectra and that a surgical laser might serve as an in-vivo cleaner leading to improved tissue classification during laser surgery.

Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Mehari F., Lengenfelder B., Figura R., Klämpfl F. and Schmidt M. (2018). LIBS based Tissue Differentiation for Er:YAG Surgical Laser.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-286-8, pages 247-251. DOI: 10.5220/0006637402470251


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics18,
author={Fanuel Mehari and Benjamin Lengenfelder and Robert Figura and Florian Klämpfl and Michael Schmidt},
title={LIBS based Tissue Differentiation for Er:YAG Surgical Laser},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2018},
pages={247-251},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006637402470251},
isbn={978-989-758-286-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - LIBS based Tissue Differentiation for Er:YAG Surgical Laser
SN - 978-989-758-286-8
AU - Mehari F.
AU - Lengenfelder B.
AU - Figura R.
AU - Klämpfl F.
AU - Schmidt M.
PY - 2018
SP - 247
EP - 251
DO - 10.5220/0006637402470251