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ULTRASOUND AND THERAPY

  • CYRIL LAFON
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 240)

Abstract

This paper begins with an overview and a description of the interactions between ultrasound and biological tissues encountered during treatment protocols. In a second part of this seminar, two clinical applications of therapeutic ultrasound will be described in details: -Kidney stone destruction by ultrasound (lithotripsy) and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for treating prostate cancer (HIFU).

Keywords

Shock Wave Focal Point Kidney Stone International Prostate Symptom Score Expansion Wave 
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Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • CYRIL LAFON
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U281Lyon CEDEX 4France

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