Volume 53, Number 3, 2022Medical Physics
|Page(s)||28 - 31|
|Published online||04 July 2022|
Lasers for health
Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
2 Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie-CNR, Piazza L. Da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy
Thanks to its spatial and temporal coherence properties, laser light lends itself to a wealth of biomedical applications. We review the use of lasers in medical sciences, from microscopy for understanding the origin of diseases, to diagnostics for enhancing the accuracy of therapies to surgery of almost any organ of the human body.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2022
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