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Numerical simulations of bubble dynamics in laser lithotripsy (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Steven Peng

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Numerical Simulations of Bubble Dynamics in Laser Lithotripsy Steven Peng1; Thomas Hasenberg1; Timothy Harrah2; James Zhang1; Dongyul Chai1; Hyun Wook Kang3 1Boston Scientific Corporation, 150 Baytech Dr., San Jose, CA, USA 95134 2Boston Scientific Corporation, 100 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough, MA 01752 3Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Marine-integrated Technology (BK21Plus), Pukyong National University, Busan 48513, Korea Abstract: Laser lithotripsy has been clinically implemented to treat kidney stone disease by using the Holmium:YAG (λ = 2.12 μm) for two decades. The medical procedure involves bubble formation during delivery of infrared laser energy in water (saline). Bubble dynamics plays an important role of optimization of laser power delivery for best stone fragmentation and dusting effects. A high speed camera image system has been used to observe vapor bubble formation in a water tank, but this method faces more challenge to observe bubble dyna

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Date Published: 6 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11212, Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2020, 112120F (6 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547439
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Steven Peng, Boston Scientific Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11212:
Therapeutics and Diagnostics in Urology 2020
Hyun Wook Kang, Editor(s)

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