Lasers, Er:YAG, Surgical
Definition : Erbium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) lasers used mainly to vaporize tissues. The combination of high water affinity and high-fluency pulses produces an exceptionally narrow zone of damage around the vaporization crater. These lasers are also used as a precision drill and saw for bone surgery.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Lasers"
UMDC code : 17768