Shockwave lithotripsy: instrumentation and status in China.

  title={Shockwave lithotripsy: instrumentation and status in China.},
  author={Xi-zhao Sun and Zhiwei Zhang},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  volume={19 7},
PURPOSE To introduce the physical background and technical characteristics of lithotripters made in China and to compare the efficacy of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for distal-ureteral stones between Chinese and Western lithotripters in consecutive use in our stone center. PATIENTS AND METHODS From December 1987 to December 2003, we used a series of four lithotripters to treat 1802 patients with distal-ureteral stones: the piezoelectric EDAP LT-01 with ultrasound B-mode scanning for… CONTINUE READING