Relevant parameters for laser surgery of soft tissue

Hohmann M, Kühn D, Ni D, Späth M, Ghosh A, Rohde M, Stelzle F, Klämpfl F, Schmidt M (2024)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2024


Book Volume: 14

Article Number: 1263

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-51449-1


In recent years, the laser has become an important tool in hospitals. Laser surgery in particular has many advantages. However, there is still a lack of the understanding of the influence of the relevant parameters for laser surgery. In order to fill this gap, the parameters pulse frequency, use of an exhaustion system, air cooling, laser power, laser scan speed, laser line energy and waiting time between cuts were analysed by ANOVA using inter-animal variation as a benchmark. The quality of the cuts was quantized by a previously published scoring system. A total of 1710 cuts were performed with a CO 2 laser. Of the parameters investigated, laser power and scan speed have the strongest influence. Only the right combination of these two parameters allows good results. Other effects, such as the use of pulsed or continuous wave (CW) laser operation, or air cooling, show a small or negligible influence. By modulating only the laser power and scan speed, an almost perfect cut can be achieved with a CO 2 laser, regardless of the external cooling used or the laser pulse duration or repetition rate from CW to nanosecond pulses.

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Hohmann, M., Kühn, D., Ni, D., Späth, M., Ghosh, A., Rohde, M.,... Schmidt, M. (2024). Relevant parameters for laser surgery of soft tissue. Scientific Reports, 14(1).


Hohmann, Martin, et al. "Relevant parameters for laser surgery of soft tissue." Scientific Reports 14.1 (2024).

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