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Stone Identification During Laser Induced Shock Wave Lithotripsy

  • D. Beaucamp
  • R. Engelhardt
  • P. Hering
  • W. Meyer
Conference paper

Abstract

During μs-pulse laser-induced shock wave lithotripsy (LISL) the spectral form of a light signal from urinary calculi has been measured before optical breakdown occurs. This signal can be used as fiber position monitor and to identify the stone type before the shock wave is created.

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Literature

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    S. Thomas, J. Pensel, P. Oehlert, W. Meyer, R. Engelhardt Laser in Medicine and Surgery 2, 36 (1988)Google Scholar
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    R. Engelhardt, W. Meyer, P. Hering SPIE Proceeding 906, 200 (1988)Google Scholar
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    R. Engelhardt, W. Meyer, S. Thomas, P. Oehlert Laser und Optoelectronik 20, 4 (1988)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Beaucamp
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Engelhardt
    • 1
  • P. Hering
    • 2
  • W. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinisches LaserzentrumLübeckGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

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