A laser scalpel is a small laser device used to make deep cuts or incisions. A laser scalpel is found in most medkits.
Laser scalpels are preferred over sonic scalpels for some applications due to the fact that the laser scalpel instantly cauterizes the wound, preventing bleeding. The scalpel's beam is adjustable and is often used to cauterize without actually cutting.
Most laser scalpels found in medkits have a rechargeable internal battery that can power the beam for up to two continuous hours at a time, though it usually lasts far longer, since the beam is rarely on for more than a few seconds at a time.
Notes and References Edit
- Star Frontiers: Alpha Dawn Expanded Rulebook pp.45