Increase of extracorporeal lithotripsy effeciency when using laser-induced pressure pulses

Yuri V. Sud'enkov, Edward V. Ivanov

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The results of experimental study on a focusing of laser-induced submicrosecond pressure pulses and destruction of solids subjected to them are presented. It was studied how the source distribution of pressure pulse amplitude influences upon the focusing in water. The means for the focusing improvement have been developed. The high focal pressure (approximately 40 MPa) localized in a small spatial region (approximately 10 multiplied by 1 mm) was achieved. The destruction of solids loaded by the trains of shock pulses was studied also. It has been found that much more effective disintegration takes place under a quasi-resonance loading. The results show that efficiency of extracorporeal lithotripsy may be significantly increased when using laser-induced submicrosecond pressure pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsNathan I. Croitoru, Martin Frenz, Terence A. King, Riccardo Pratesi, Anna M. Scheggi,
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
EventBiomedical Systems and Technologies - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 Sep 199610 Sep 1996


ConferenceBiomedical Systems and Technologies
CityVienna, Austria

Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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