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The acoustics of shock wave lithotripsy

Abstract:

The shock waves employed in lithotripsy are high amplitude acoustics waves. As they propagate through the body to the stone that are affected by coupling to the body and the presence of tissue through which they must pass. Once the shock wave arrives at the stone there is a complex transmission of energy into the stone as the shock wave can couple into compression and shear waves in the stone and produce cavitation in the surrounding fluid. The surrounding tissue is also subject to large phys...

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Cleveland, RO More by this author
Journal:
Renal Stone Disease
Volume:
900
Pages:
311-316
Publication date:
2007
EISSN:
1551-7616
ISSN:
0094-243X
URN:
uuid:7d4e8c5c-e887-482b-840a-fbd1f7e37f26
Source identifiers:
327668
Local pid:
pubs:327668

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