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Lithotripters, Extracorporeal, Spark-Gap

Definition : Lithotripters that noninvasively disintegrate stones using focused external shock waves generated and delivered from electrostatic spark discharge (spark-gap) generators. These lithotripters typically consist of electrostatic (spark-gap) generators that produce shock waves when an electrical discharge between two electrodes submerged in water (i.e., electrohydraulic) causes explosive vaporization. Extracorporeal spark-gap lithotripters are intended for the treatment of urolithiasis (i.e., kidney calculi also known as kidney stones). Lithotripters using a variant of this method where the electrodes are submerged in a highly conductive solution rather than in water (known as electroconductive generators) are also available.

Entry Terms : "Lithotripters, Electrohydraulic" , "Electrohydraulic Lithotripters" , "Electroconductive Generator Extracorporeal Lithotripter" , "Spark-Gap Extracorporeal Lithotripters"

UMDC code : 18417

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HealthTronics Inc

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For over 20 years HealthTronics has been a national provider of urological services and products. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with anatomical pathology laboratories in four states, we provide the most advanced technology and premiere support systems to urologists, hospitals, surgery centers and clinics across the United States.

Medispec Ltd

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Medispec – a leading Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) systems manufacturer — is making waves in the global medical community. A twenty year track record of providing high performance shock wave technology systems customized to client needs has made Medispec the company to turn to for non-invasive cardiology, urology, orthopedic, physiotherapy, and cellulite control applications.

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