Alexandrite laser lithotripsy: Clinical studies and utilization


Conference Paper

© 1994 SPIE. All rights reserved. Laser technology has been applied to intracorporeal lithotripsy for ureteral calculi at several different wavelengths. The most successful of these is the Alexandrite. Development through animal studies, FDA approval, and current use is examined. After 22 months and a study encompassing I 75 procedures the device has demonstrated efficacy equal to or surpassing other laser and nonlaser methods with equal or greater safety to adjacent soft tissue structures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clark, PJ; Dickson, CT; Preminger, GM

Published Date

  • May 2, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2129 /

Start / End Page

  • 119 - 120

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.175029

Citation Source

  • Scopus