BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Functional and Physical Outcomes following Use of a Flexible CO2 Laser Fiber and Bipolar Electrocautery in Close Proximity to the Rat Sciatic Nerve with Correlation to an In Vitro Thermal Profile Model

Figure 2

Temperature profiles of the MALIS and laser pulse following activation, using in vitro thermochromic ink gel model. The top row shows the increased temperature (white area) and thermal dissipation over time, given in milliseconds (ms) following 100 ms of MALIS activation. The bottom row shows the increased temperature (white cone) after delivery of a laser pulse. The heat dissipated within 750 μm and the temperature increase extension beyond the ablation cone was less than 300 μm.