Cavitation in shock wave lithotripsy: The critical role of bubble activity in stone breakage and kidney trauma

Michael R. Bailey, Robin O. Cleveland, Tim Colonius, Lawrence A. Crum, Andrew Evan, James E. Lingeman, James A. McAteer, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, James Williams

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Abstract

A study of the physical mechanisms responsible for the stone comminution and tissue injury in the shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) was presented. The SWL is a common and effective clinical method to comminute the kidney stones. It was found that the treatment at slow SW (shock waves) rate increased the cavitation bubbble cluster time to dissolve between the pulses and increased the comminution. The results show that the role of cavitation in SWL was embraced by the lithotripter industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
EditorsD.E. Yuhas, S.C. Schneider
Pages724-727
Number of pages4
Volume1
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Proceedings - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003

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Other2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Proceedings
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/5/0310/8/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bailey, M. R., Cleveland, R. O., Colonius, T., Crum, L. A., Evan, A., Lingeman, J. E., McAteer, J. A., Sapozhnikov, O. A., & Williams, J. (2003). Cavitation in shock wave lithotripsy: The critical role of bubble activity in stone breakage and kidney trauma. In D. E. Yuhas, & S. C. Schneider (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (Vol. 1, pp. 724-727)