ablation area

ablation area

[ə′blā·shən ′er·ē·ə]
(hydrology)
The section in a glacier or snowfield where ablation exceeds accumulation.
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The shape and size of an ablation area can be selected in advance to optimize the cutting process, enabling dentists to work more precisely, faster, with enhanced patient comfort and with greater ease than ever before.
X-Runner(TM) offers a variety of treatment shapes (circular, rectangular/linear and hexagonal, etc) that can be set according to a number of parameters, such as the size of the ablation area (width & length, or diameter in the case of the circle and hexagon) as well as the number of laser passes needed to produce the desired ablation depth.
The ablation area is the opposite: the giant melting zone that feeds the rivers.
The physician then threads a specialized spray cryotherapy catheter through the endoscope, selects the ablation area and sprays extremely cold (-196xC) liquid nitrogen on the diseased or obstructive tissue to flash freeze and destroy it.
The EZ Steer(TM) Catheters incorporate an ergonomically-inspired handle, a special design that aids comfort and provides the physician with a feeling of "direct connection" with the catheter tip and target ablation area.
To better diagnose and treat certain arrhythmias, the EZ STEER([R]) THERMOCOOL([R]) Bi-Directional Catheter technology incorporates an ergonomically-inspired handle, a special design that aids comfort and provides the physician with a feeling of "direct connection" with the catheter tip and target ablation area.
Bench testing data shows that the Vitesse(TM) COS increased the ablation area, or the amount of tissue removed by the excimer laser, which could potentially result in a larger lumen than the currently FDA-approved Vitesse(TM) C catheter.