In vivo pressure measurements of lithotripsy shock waves in pigs.

Abstract

Stone comminution and tissue damage in lithotripsy are sensitive to the acoustic field within the kidney, yet knowledge of shock waves in vivo is limited. We have made measurements of lithotripsy shock waves inside pigs with small hydrophones constructed of a 25-microm PVDF membrane stretched over a 21-mm diameter ring. A thin layer of silicone rubber was… (More)

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