The effect of frequency doubled double pulse Nd:YAG laser fiber proximity to the target stone on transient cavitation and acoustic emission.

Scant information has been published describing the effect of laser fiber distance from the stone target on the mechanism of calculus fragmentation. Using high speed photography and acoustic emission measurements we characterized the impact of laser fiber proximity on stone comminution. We evaluated the effect of laser fiber distance from the stone target on resultant cavitation bubble formation and shock wave generation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fuh, E; Haleblian, GE; Norris, RD; Albala, WD; Simmons, N; Zhong, P; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 177 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1542 - 1545

PubMed ID

  • 17382775

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2006.11.078

Language

  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed