Modern imaging systems help scientists unveil the last secrets of the human body. Their understanding of cellular and molecular processes provides doctors and medical engineers with valuable insights for the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures – many of them using the advantages of laser technology.
Fluorescence and confocal microscopy allow us to take a view at the smallest cellular structures – sometimes even in 3D.
Spectroscopic methods are used in analytics, tissue diagnostics and even for measuring the size of particles.
In modern dermatology, lasers allow for targeted treatment of skin conditions and support tissue regeneration.
Accurate positioning of the patient is crucial for successful radiation therapy. Line lasers help indicating the right location.
The germ-killing effect of ultraviolet radiation is used for the disinfection and sterilization of water.
IR spectroscopy can be used to measure the concentration of gases: e.g. to determine endurance performance, in the fight against doping or to measure the concentration of medical gases in the operating theatre.