Lasers in medicine
Welcome to this special web collection of Photochem. & Photobiol. Sci. entitled ‘Lasers in medicine’.
Examining tumor modulating effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
The aim of the present systematic review was to analyze studies that investigated the effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells.
Reflectance confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of pigmented macules of the face: differential diagnosis and margin definition
Here we review the state-of-the-art of RCM morphologic descriptors, standardized terminology, and diagnostic algorithms for the assessment of pigmented macules of the face, for their correct diagnosis and management.
Optical coherence tomography angiography and photoacoustic imaging in dermatology
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a relatively novel functional extension of the widely accepted ophthalmic imaging tool named optical coherence tomography (OCT).
Role of lasers in urology
Laser technology has long been a standard treatment for many diseases.
Photobiomodulation: lasers vs. light emitting diodes?
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a treatment method based on research findings showing that irradiation with certain wavelengths of red or near-infrared light has been shown to produce a range of physiological effects in cells, tissues, animals and humans.
Femtosecond laser in refractive corneal surgery
The introduction of the femtosecond laser has revolutionized ophthalmic surgery.
Laser treatment of vascular dermatological diseases using a pulsed dye laser (595 nm) in combination with a Neodym:YAG-laser (1064 nm)
There are many vascular anomalies which are often a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
Depth resolved label-free multimodal optical imaging platform to study morpho-molecular composition of tissue
The presented multi-modal platform combines optical coherence tomography, two-photon excited fluorescence, second harmonic generation and anti-Stokes Raman scattering to provide molecular and structural information of tissue in a fast and non-invasive manner.
Laser assisted tattoo removal – state of the art and new developments
Decorative tattoos including permanent make-up are very popular world-wide. As the trend for tattoo acquisition increases, the demand for tattoo removal will similarly rise. This article highlights the state of the art and new developments in laser assisted tattoo removal.
A potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser is an efficacious tool in the treatment of pyogenic granulomas. A retrospective study in 28 patients
Pyogenic granuloma is a common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa prone to ulceration and bleeding.
About this collection
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 (Guest Editor)