Title: Cavitation role in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
Authors: Chilibon, I ×
Wevers, Martine
Lafaut, Jean-Pierre
Baert, L #
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Publisher: Natl inst optoelectronics
Series Title: Journal of optoelectronics and advanced materials vol:8 issue:1 pages:235-237
Abstract: This paper presents a study of the role played by cavitation role in the disintegration of urinary calculi generated by a modified extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) system. The ElectroMagnetic Acoustic Source of a Lithostar lithotripter initiated the incident shock waves into the water, and the ultrasound transducer fixed into the system played an important role by enhancing the cavitation effects of the bubbles in the Calcium-silicate target fragmentation.
ISSN: 1454-4164
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Mechanical Metallurgy Section (-)
Interdisciplinary Research Facility Life Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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