Tissue processing with atmospheric plasmas

E. Stoffels

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Abstract

This article surveys current applications of gas discharges in various medical procedures. Various designs of non-equil. plasma sources are described, with special attention to cold plasma devices. In \"tissue processing\", two approaches are distinguished: thermal processing, such as heat-induced coagulation, desiccation, cutting and ablation, and non-thermal processing, based on sub-lethal plasma effects on living cells. The latter technique requires special low-power sources, which operate at the body temp.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Volume47
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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