Effect of Solution Conductivity on Shock Wave Pressure Generated by Multichannel Electrical Discharge in Water

  • V. Stelmashuk
  • P. Lukes
  • P. Hoffer
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Starting from the mid-1980s and up to now, experimental studies of the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) applications are performed in different fields of medical sciences, such as the treatment of kidney stone disease, neurosurgery, assisted drug delivery, the treatment of cerebral embolism, orthopedics and in the veterinary medicine. A generator of focused shock waves based on a high current spark discharge in water was developed in the Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR (IPP) [1, 2]. Hospitals in the Czech and Slovak Republic are equipped by such generators produced by the company MEDIPO, Brno. Number of patients undergo a course of medical treatment by these devices every year.


Shock Wave Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Acoustical Energy Water Conductivity Shock Wave Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Stelmashuk
    • 1
  • P. Lukes
    • 1
  • P. Hoffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Plasma Physics AS CRPrague 8Czech Republic

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