Medical and biomedical applications of shock waves

This book provides current, comprehensive, and clear explanations of the physics behind medical and biomedical applications of shock waves. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is one of the greatest medical advances of our time, and its techniques and clinical devices are continuously evolving. Fu...

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Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer Science and Business Media : Springer, [2017]
Series: Shock wave and high pressure phenomena.
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Table of Contents:
  • Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Brief Historical Background; Chapter 3: Shock Waves as€Used in€Biomedical Applications; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Pressure and€Pressure Waves; 3.3 Power and€Intensity; 3.4 Focal Zones and€Penetration Depth; 3.5 Energy and€Impulse; 3.6 Recording of€Acoustic Cavitation and€Shock Wave Fields; Chapter 4: Shock Wave Interaction with€Matter; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Propagation and€Attenuation; 4.3 Reflection and€Refraction; 4.4 Diffraction; 4.5 Compression, Tear, and€Shear Forces.
  • 4.6 Hopkinson Effect4.7 Acoustic Cavitation; 4.8 Circumferential Compression; 4.9 Other Fragmentation Mechanisms; 4.10 Radiation Pressure; 4.11 Sonoluminescence; 4.12 Mechanisms of€Tissue Damage During SWL; 4.13 Interaction of€Shock Waves with€Tissue During ESWT; Chapter 5: Shock Wave Lithotripsy; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Electrohydraulic Lithotripters; 5.2.1 Single Spark-Gap Shock Wave Sources; 5.2.2 Dual Spark-Gap Shock Wave Sources; 5.3 Electromagnetic Lithotripters; 5.3.1 Flat Coil Shock Wave Sources; 5.3.2 Cylindrical Coil Shock Wave Sources; 5.3.3 Conical Coil Shock Wave Sources.
  • 5.3.4 Self-Focusing Shock Wave Sources5.4 Piezoelectric Lithotripters; 5.4.1 Self-Focusing Shock Wave Sources; 5.4.2 Non-Spherical Piezoelectric Shock Wave Sources; 5.5 Other Shock Wave Sources; 5.5.1 Laser Shock Wave Sources; 5.5.2 Microexplosive Shock Wave Sources; 5.5.3 Combined Shock Wave Sources; 5.5.4 Multichannel Discharge Shock Wave Sources; 5.6 Shock Wave Lithotripsy in€Urology; 5.6.1 Contraindications; 5.6.2 Pediatric Patients; 5.6.3 Obese Patients; 5.6.4 The Focal Size; 5.6.5 The Shock Wave Rate; 5.6.6 Voltage-Stepping and€Number of€Shock Waves; 5.6.7 Prophylactic Shock Waves.
  • 5.6.8 Shock Wave Coupling5.6.9 Imaging Systems and€Patient Positioning; 5.6.10 Computed Tomography Attenuation Numbers; 5.6.11 Stone Size, Composition and€Location; 5.6.12 Efficiency Evaluation; 5.6.13 Final Comments and€Recommendations; 5.7 Shock Wave Lithotripsy for€Gallbladder, Pancreatic and€Common Bile Duct Stones; 5.8 Shock Wave Lithotripsy for€Salivary Gland Stones; 5.9 Development and€Future of€SWL; Chapter 6: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Focused, Defocused, and€Planar Pressure Wave Sources; 6.3 Ballistic Sources; 6.4 Other Shock Wave Sources for€ESWT.
  • 6.5 Pain Relief6.6 Plantar Fasciitis; 6.7 Calcaneal Spur; 6.8 Achilles Tendinopathy; 6.9 Tendinopathy of€the€Shoulder; 6.10 Epicondylitis of€the€Elbow; 6.11 Patellar Tendinopathy; 6.12 Bone Healing; 6.13 Bone Vascular Diseases; 6.14 Spasticity; 6.15 Wound Healing; 6.16 Aesthetic Dermatology; 6.17 Heart Diseases; 6.18 Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome; 6.19 Peyronie's Disease; 6.20 Erectile Dysfunction; 6.21 Shock Wave Acupuncture; 6.22 ESWT in€Veterinary Medicine; Chapter 7: Novel Uses and€Potential Applications; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Needleless Injection and€Small Shock Tubes.