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  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy

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    Shock wave lithotripsy uses sound waves to break up kidney stones, allowing them to be eliminated in urine. The person lies on a table directly underneath a device that generates powerful, highly focused sound waves that shatter the stones.

    (Video from Conus Communications.)

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