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Numerical Study on the Thawing of Frozen Biological Tissue Induced by Laser Irradiation

[+] Author Affiliations
Jianhua Zhou, Dengying Liu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China

Paper No. IMECE2002-32688, pp. 91-92; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-32688
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Advances in Bioengineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3650-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

Because of its strong scattering effect in biological tissue, laser light (especially at near-infrared wavelength) can heat a comparatively large volume of tissue. This volume heating, coupled with other advantages (e.g. lasers can deliver high intensity light to small well-defined areas under precise control), makes the laser an excellent heat source. It can thus be used to achieve the thawing of frozen biological tissue. This may have great potentials in medicine (e.g. rewarming of cryopreserved biological tissue) and food industry.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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