The chemical element of atomic number 67, a soft silvery-white metal of the lanthanide series. (Symbol: Ho)
- Holmium is extracted from its ores by heating calcium metal with holmium fluoride.
- This equipment will include ultrasound machines, endoscopes and a holmium laser, which can be used to treat some cancers on a non-invasive outpatient basis.
- Typically pulsed dye lasers or the holmium laser are used with very short pulses of high peak power to shatter the stones.
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