Therapeutic Laser Applications (BA)

Therapeutic Laser Applications

AudienceThis group focuses on the use of lasers in surgery or in other treatments of disease. This includes the use of lasers as surgical tools for tissue cutting, welding, and coagulation, as well as the use of optics to initiate cell-damaging photochemical reactions for the treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition, optics, spectroscopy, and imaging provide unique tools that may allow real-time diagnostics of the efficacy of clinical procedures. For many of these applications, the development of optical tools for appropriate light delivery, especially for fiber-based or endoscopic delivery to tissues that are not directly accessible, is critical. In addition, this group emphasizes basic science studies of the mechanisms by which light can affect tissue in adverse or therapeutic ways.

David R Busch UT Southwestern Medical Center at DallasChair
Ashwin B. Parthasarathy University of South FloridaMember

If you are a member of the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group and have ideas for activities that may be of interest to your fellow members, please share them with the group's leader, David Busch.
Read the blog posts from the Photobiomodulation Incubator Meeting, which focused on the discussion and dissemination of scientifically sound research in the field of photobiomodulation.