Dynamic behavior of bubbles during extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy.

  title={Dynamic behavior of bubbles during extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy.},
  author={Tetsuya Kodama and Kazuyoshi Takayama},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={24 5},
The interaction of air bubbles attached to gelatin surfaces, extirpated livers or abdominal aortas of rats with underwater shock waves was investigated to help clarify the tissue-damage mechanism associated with cavitation bubbles induced during extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy. The overpressure of the shock wave was 10.2 +/- 0.5 MPa. The initial bubble radii varied from 0.12 to 3.06 mm. The subsequent collapse of the bubbles was recorded by a high-speed camera. The liver-cell damage was… CONTINUE READING

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