Laser Thrombolysis in a Tube

Thrombolysis Picture

Microsecond ablation of porcine clot in a 3mm silicon tube. The tube simulates the cylindrical geometry of a blood vessel. Light is delivered by a fluid-core catheter. The clot absorbs the light and a portion is vaporized. A vapor bubble is formed that expands and collapses causing the clot to be further disrupted.

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